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18 Sep
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Sep 18, 2023 | 4:00 PM-6:00 PM


[Performance and Q&A] Speaking the Speech: “Our Verse” In Conversation With Our World

The African Grove Theatre Committee presents "Speaking the Speech: 'Our Verse In Time To Come: In Conversation With Our World", with original music integrating hip-hop and Shakespeare, and an interactive collaboration with the audience.

Join dramaturg Dr. John Ray Proctor and Karen Ann Daniels, co-author of the new play OUR VERSE IN TIME TO COME and Director of Programming and Artistic Director of Folger Theatre as they discuss Shakespeare's continued power in culture.

The creative team of OUR VERSE IN TIME TO COME will share scenes and discuss how this new play makes the case for the relevance of the Bard to black and indigenous people of color today.


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