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Module B Course — Black Theatre and Performance

Posted on October 4, 2021 | Filed under Archive

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A few spots remain in a special topics course devoted to Black theatre and performance that will be taught in Module B, commencing Monday, October 11.

TH 190–The Evolving Karamu House and Social Justice.
A study of Black theatre and drama through the evolution of Cleveland’s Karamu House from the civil rights movement through the Black Arts Movement to today. Students investigate documentary plays on social justice and racial identities from Tamir Rice to Michael Brown. Artists including Charles Gilpin, Langston Hughes, Amiri Baraka, and Dael Orlandersmith are considered.

Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays 4:10-5:25 p.m. beginning October 11. This two-credit course has no prerequisites. The class will be taught by guest artist and professor Terrence Spivey. For many years, Spivey was the artistic director of Cleveland’s Karamu House, the nation’s oldest African American theatre and a vital community resource. He is director of Allegheny’s upcoming Playshop production “Bourbon at the Border.” Please contact Professor Spivey at with any questions.