EVENT IV

Discrimination

July 11, 2020 at 5:00pm PST

Culture transforms when the willpower of the people demand dignity for the oppressed through every structure of society. Protest, vote, educate, protest, vote, and legislate form some of the steps of the cyclical nature of creating sustainable change. It is not merely what we do on election day, it is what we do in between. 

 

On July 11 at 5:00pm PST, PICplays presents three extraordinary bold plays via Zoom that explore the systemic issue of Discrimination.

From a choreopoem inspired play that follows a BLM protester forced into solitary confinement, to Asian-American and African-American relations amidst the raging protests, and ending with a heart wrenching play inspired by the tragic story of Congolese-British citizen Belly Mujinga.

 

The evening will conclude with a presentation and Q&A by Dr. Donavan L. Ramon, author of the forthcoming book Betraying Their Colored Descent: Racial Passing in American Literature, which centers on the psychoanalytic elements of racial passing.

GUEST SPEAKER

Donavan L. Ramon, PH.D

Dr. Donavan L. Ramon is an Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies at Kentucky State University. He specializes in African-American Literature and is the author of the forthcoming book, Betraying Their Colored Descent: Racial Passing in American Literature, which centers on the psychoanalytic elements of racial passing.

The Plays

A Special Engagement

Directed by Baron Kelly

Written by Chance Parker

Written by Darryl Wharton-Rigby

Directed by Melissa Mowry

Written by Dr. Hassan Abdulrazzak

Directed by Anonymous