Monday, June 20
doors open 6:00 pm
Performance begins 7:00 pm
Due to overwhelming response, we are now at capacity for this event. Registration is closed.
We recommend registered attendees arrive early to check in. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and CAM’s bar will be open. Please wear comfortable shoes as the reading will take place in several areas of the Museum, and the audience will be standing. Limited and portable seating is available for those who require it.
The Black Rep and CAM celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the acclaimed play The Colored Museum—written by two-time Tony award-winning theater polymath George C. Wolfe—with a staged reading in CAM’s galleries. The performance is part of the sixth annual Project1VOICE/1PLAY/1DAY event and will be presented in association with a variety of other theater companies, museums, and institutions throughout the US and abroad.
Told through a series of eleven consecutive vignettes, or “exhibits,” the Black Rep’s staged reading of The Colored Museum uses CAM’s current exhibitions as backdrops to the reading. Wolfe’s play uses satire and dark comedy to convey a journey of self-discovery, exploring both black history and the impact of African culture within America. The performance will feature a wide spectrum of St. Louis’s creative talents, including Debra Bass, Carol Daniel, Anita Jackson, Coco Soul, and actors and directors Kathryn Bentley, Jerome Davis, Tre’von Griffith, Fannie Lebby, Jacqueline Thompson, and Keith Tyrone Williams.
The event is free. At the event, donations will be accepted toward scholarships for students in the Black Rep’s Summer Performing Arts Program.
About the Black Rep
The Black Rep is one of the country’s premier professional African American theater companies, providing platforms for the interpretation of theater, dance and other creative expressions from the African American perspective. Founded in 1976 by Producing Director Ron Himes, the Black Rep is the largest, professional African American theater company in the nation and the largest African American performing arts organization in Missouri.
Project1VOICE, Inc. is a nonprofit performing arts service organization based in New York City. Its mission is to promote and support black theater, particularly black playwrights. Project1VOICE’s core activity is the coordination of Project1VOICE/1PLAY/1DAY, an international, same-day, staged reading series that revives and reintroduces, neglected—forgotten and/or underappreciated—seminal works written by black playwrights for American theater. This year’s Project1VOICE/1PLAY/1DAY explores themes of race, gender, sexuality, history, and identity in 21st century.
Due to overwhelming response, we are now at capacity for this event.
Registration is closed.