Campus Productions

The Colored Museum, 2013

The Office of Student Diversity Programs & the African American Student Union

The Colored Museum is a play by the African American dramatist George C. Wolfe. It had its premiere in 1986 at Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ and won its author the Dramatists Guild Award in the same year. The play features seven vignettes that satirize elements of African American culture.

  • George C. Wolfe – Playwright
  • Music – Kysia Bostic
  • Director – Quirtina Crittenden 
  • Assistant Director – Kia Benion
  • Producer – Stephanie L. Ray
  • Musical Director – Dr. Nashlie Sephus
  • Cast:  Orezi Aki, Oruomachukwu Alfred-Igbokwe, Kia Benion, Quirtina Crittenden, Uriah Ellis, Monte Fowler, Marlin Holmes, Milton James, Chayna Johnson, Warren Johnson, Erick J. I. Malveaux, Dimelina Mora, Ashely-Nicole Neasman, Briauna Perry, Jade Sims, and Little Miss Kamiya Wilson

 

For colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, 2010

The Office of Student Diversity Programs & the National Pan-Hellenic Council

For colored girls photo

For colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf is Ntozake Shange's first work and most acclaimed theater piece. It consists of a series of poetic monologues to be accompanied by dance movements and music a form Shange coined as the choreopoem. for colored girls tells the stories of seven women who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society. As a choreopoem, the piece is a series of 20 separate poems choreographed to music that weaves interconnected stories of love, empowerment, struggle and loss into a complex representation of sisterhood. The cast consists of seven nameless African-American women only identified by the colors they are assigned. They are the lady in red, lady in orange, lady in yellow, lady in green, lady in blue, lady in brown, and lady in purple. 

  • Ntozake Shange – Playwright
  • Director – Stephanie L. Ray
  • Assistant Director – Dr. Michael W. Davis
  • Choreographer- Robert A. Myers
  • Cast: Kia Benion, Dr. Christianna Taylor, Chayna Johnson, Michele Temple, Chienenye Ananaba, Christine Amurie and Kavanna Allen 

 

Ms. Evers’ Boys, 2007

The Office of Student Diversity Programs & the African American Student Union

Miss Evers' Boys photo

Ms. Evers’ Boys is the story of the Tuskegee experiment, a U.S. Federal Government secret medical experiment on poor African Americans in the years 1932-1972, designed to study the effects of untreated syphilis. The story is told from the perspective of the small town nurse Eunice Evers who is well aware of the lack of treatment, but feels her role is to console the involved men, many who become her close friends.

  • David Feldshuh – Playwright
  • Director – Stephanie L. Ray
  • Assistant Director – Courtney Murray
  • Cast:  Alex Jackson, Joshua Wilkerson, Dr. Christian Braneon, Eddie Lott, Khalil Thomas, and Dr. Phillip Thompson