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Friday, February 8 • 8:30pm - 11:30pm
PERFORMANCE: Hands Up - Spelman College and Evening Announcements

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There are times when art is made and times when it has to be made.
This is one of those times. This summer I was planning on directing
a gender bending version of 12 Angry Jurors for the fall semester at
Spelman. But every morning I woke up, I was witness to tragedy
after tragedy of African Americans breath being stolen from them
before they could reach the full potential of that breath and I could
not let my art be entertaining this season. I set out to motivate, to
activate, to participate, to invigorate, and most of all to mandate my
student artists to use their art to become ARTIVIST. What we have
assembled in this piece, through just a few weeks of rehearsal, is
turning these one-person monologues on their heads and making
them a community effort-onstage and off. I know that you will be
moved by this piece and my greatest desire is that it will move you
into your own sphere of creativity and awaken the ARTIVISTS in-
side of each and Every One of you....


Keith Arthur Bolden, MFA

Announcements to follow performance:
DTM Awards

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Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
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Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco is a theatre artist whose work encompasses many aspects of performance, production, activism and education. She firmly believes that through a redefined actor-audience relationship and a “multilingual” approach to performance, theatre can be the catalyst for change... Read More →
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Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley – is the NPP Co-chair for Region 2.  Associate Professor of Theatre at Slippery Rock University, Laura’s teaching includes focus on acting: Stanislavski, Uta Hagen & Shakespeare, directing styles, as well as, compassionate yoga practice to strengthen student wellness... Read More →