The Department of Theatre presents "HERE US," written and performed by Denison students.

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HERE US offers the Denison Community a space to highlight diversity that is present within the complex POC identity. Through various forms of expression, the artists featured in this production will work collaboratively to create a holistic and celebratory image of youth, joy, and vitality. We aim to foster our own collective joy and self-positivity through transformative explorations. And we wish to invite our audiences to be moved along with us.

Hear our voices.
Listen to our stories.
Engage with our exploration.




Voices of Color Perform. Original Spoken Word, Song, Dance, and Digital Visual Art created and performed by Denison POC.

In 1916, celebrated Harlem Renaissance poet and playwright, Angelina Weld Grimké, described one of her characters who shines in spite of the violent prejudice and turbulence of her time as “loving, young, joyous, and vital.”

In the Fall of 2020, the Denison Theatre Department presented “HERE US,” a virtual performance platform for students of color – amidst the violent prejudice and turbulence of a double pandemic – with the aim of releasing some of Denison’s own (and much needed) love, youth, joy, and vitality.

This year, we present “HERE US” as a live performance event, featuring a whole new series of bold, original works written and performed by students of color. Including Spoken Word, Music, Dance, and Digital Visual Art, which celebrate many facets of the complex POC identity in the Denison Community. Through various forms of expression, the artists featured in this production have worked collaboratively to create a holistic and celebratory image of youth, joy, and vitality.

Campus and community audiences will be subject to Denison Covid restrictions and guidelines in place at the time. More information coming soon.

Performance Dates and Times are as follows:

  • Thursday, March 3, at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, March 4, at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m.

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