On February 15th from 8-10pm in the Performing Arts Theater, the Theater and Dance department will stage a preview production of a brand-new theatre adaptation of The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 by African American playwright Cheryl West.

This production raises further questions about what it means for performers to embody these historical scenarios and for contemporary audiences to witness them. The showing will be preceded by a symposium (beginning at 1pm in HSSB Room 6020) that will explore creative adaptations of Black histories as channels for education and social change.

View the full symposium schedule here.