Join The American Slavery Project for the next of The Reverberation Plays, a five-part audio drama series with soundscapes and minimal visuals that dramatize how Black History isn’t an event, it’s a legacy. Each premiere is accompanied by a scholar-led conversation illuminating the themes of each play. All events will be streamed with a live talkback following the show. Phylicia Rashad also returns to direct our last premiere, “Second Sight”!
Now streaming through April 8: “yOU CaN TAke ouT a PArEnT pLUs lOan”
Written by Camille Thomas and Directed by Judy Tate, performed by Lynnette R. Freeman
Camille Thomas, a creator and activist, navigates a predominantly white institution in pursuit of an undergraduate degree through rising tuition costs, familial expectations, and her own personal aspirations. This one-woman show merges monologues, slam poetry, images and character defining moments from her past to analyze the racket that is student debt and how it affects students of color.
Post-Play Conversation: The Black Educational Experience moderated by Judy Tate and featuring:
- Dorothy A. Brown, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University and Author of “The Whiteness of Wealth”
- McTate Stroman II, College Financial Aid Advisor.
Dorothy Brown joins us following her appearances on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and NPR, and her opinion pieces have been published in CNN Opinion, Forbes, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Born and raised in the South Bronx in New York City, Dorothy Brown currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Brown is an Asa Griggs Candler Professor at Emory University School of Law A graduate of Fordham University and Georgetown Law, she received her LLM in Taxation from New York University. A nationally recognized scholar in the areas of race, class, and tax policy, she has published dozens of articles, essays, and book chapters on the topic.
Upcoming in The Reverberation Plays:
APRIL 9: “The Haunted Files and H.S. Monologue Mission” by Judy Tate, Michael Slade and H.S. Students
MAY 14: “Disunion” by Judy Tate
JUNE 18: “Second Sight” by Judy Tate
The Reverberation Series is made possible by grants from The Black Seed as well as Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone and Creative Communities, made possible by NY Dept. of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts and distributed by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. #Reverberations