Next, Tom welcomes two guests: First, the stage director Dr. Shirley Basfield Dunlap. She is directing a special multi-media performance tonight at Morgan State University – a performance that takes its cue from The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project.
The show is called Since We’ve Been Here: Commemorating 400 Years of African Presence in America. Dr. Dunlap is an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of Theater Arts at Morgan State University. Since We’ve Been Here: Commemorating 400 Years of African Presence in America starts at 7:30 tonight in the Gilliam Concert Hall at Morgan State’s Murphy Fine Arts Center. Maria Broom will narrate.
And coming up next weekend and the weekend before Thanksgiving, also at Morgan’s Murphy Fine Arts Center, the gospel song-play Black Nativity by Langston Hughes. Dwight RB Cook directs that production which includes spoken word, dance, gospel and spirituals. Click here for more information and tickets to Black Nativity.