The Department of Theatre presents "HERE US" by Denison students.

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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.

Join us again this year as 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.

Produced by James Dennen & Ojeya Cruz Banks

Designed by Thomas Mauney, Rebecca Baygents Turk, and Christian Faur

Performance Dates and Times are as follows:

  • Thursday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m.

COVID Policy Information: At this time, masks are optional at performances in the Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts. We encourage our audiences to be fully vaccinated, but will no longer require proof of vaccination to reserve tickets. All events and COVID policies are subject to change.


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