In partnership with The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History & Culture, Everyman Theatre presents a special in community performance of excerpts from Queens Girl in the World by Caleen Sinnette Jennings.
Thursday, June 6, 7 pm
Special Evening Access to the Museum (5:30pm-7pm)
Walk-Up tickets are available for this event for $20.00. See you tonight!
Act One. Meet Jacqueline Marie Butler. A bright-eyed, brown-skinned young girl, whose sudden transfer from a protective, middle-class late-1950s upbringing in Queens to a progressive, predominantly-Jewish private school in Greenwich Village, challenges her sense of self. Lively and poignant, Queens Girl in the World tags along for a young woman’s journey of self-discovery, at the onset of Civil Rights-era social change.
Following the first act performance, the museum will host Curated Thoughts. This essential conversation will feature the voices of the artists who created the work alongside real-world perspectives that can speak to the realities of the play.
Light nosh and refreshments provided by Avenue Kitchen & Bar.
Caleen Sinnette Jennings is Professor of Theatre at American University. In 2003 she received American University’s Scholar-Teacher of the Year Award. She is a faculty member of the Folger Shakespeare Library's Teaching Shakespeare Institute. Dramatic Publishing Company has published her plays: Elsewhere in Elsinore: The Unseen Women of Hamlet, Inns & Outs, Playing Juliet/Casting Othello, Free Like Br’er Rabbit, Sunday Dinner, Chem Mystery, A Lunch Line, and Same But Different. Uncovered is published in the Lane/Shengold Anthology, Shorter, Faster, Funnier and her play, Classy Ass is published in five anthologies. She received a $10,000 grant from Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays and the Heideman Award from the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. She is a two-time Helen Hayes Award nominee, and founding member of The Welders, a D.C. based playwrights' collaborative.
Treopia G. Washington currently is the Director of Special Initiatives in the College of Education at Bowie State University. She is the Vice President, Partnerships and Minority affairs at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). She is also the sibling to Ernest Green, one of the "Little Rock Nine" who became the first Black graduate of the Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas.
Nancy Barrick is a retired Baltimore County Educator and helped lay the foundation for the Arena Players, the oldest African-American, continuously operating community theater group in the country.
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