By Denison students • Produced by James Dennen and Ojeya Cruz Banks
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.
Now in its fourth year, HERE US has become an annual live performance event and streaming video that follows. Centered on the theme “Family Stories” and featuring a whole new series of bold, original works written, workshopped, and performed by Denison students, HERE US continues to explore diverse perspectives and celebrate the many facets of the complex POC identity within the Denison Community.
Performance Dates and Times are as follows: