Valerie Sweeney Prince – WATERBEARER – February 9, 2017

In celebration of Black History Month, the Black Studies program and the Theatre department will present a dramatic reading of an excerpt from Waterbearer, a piece of historical fiction that examines what it means for African American women to do laundry.

A lecture by Valerie Prince, author of Waterbearer and associate professor of English and Black Studies at Allegheny, will precede the performance.  The students in the dramatic reading include Itzel Ayala, Luka Crozier, Robyn Katona and Nia Shuler.  Beth Watkins, professor of Communication Arts/Theatre, directs.

The lecture/performance will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 9 in the Arter Little Theatre at Allegheny College. The event is free and open to the public.