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Drama and Dance Events

2015 - 2016 Season

  • Gee's Bend by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder

    Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 - Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016
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    "Gee’s Bend," directed by Jade Lambert-Smith, C’98, follows Sadie Pettway and her family as they turn to quilting to provide comfort and creative expression in their lives. What begins as a labor of love soon turns into a spiritual and artistic awakening.

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  • Black Box Reading Series

    Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2016 - Thursday, Mar. 17, 2016
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    With script in hand, join us as our actors from the Spriggs-Burroughs Theatre Ensemble introduce you to a series of stimulating plays that explore ideas of race, gender, love and family.

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  • X: An Evening of Experimental Theater - March 31-April 3

    Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016 | 8 p.m. - Sunday, Apr. 3, 2016 | 10 p.m.
    The Department of Drama and Dance, in collaboration with other disciplines, faculty and guest artists, will present a unique evening of experimental theater. "X: An Evening of Experimental Theater" represents the unknown.

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  • On Becoming: Flash Forward

    Thursday, Apr. 21, 2016 - Sunday, Apr. 24, 2016
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    Legendary choreographer and Spelman College’s 2015-2016 Distinguished Visiting Scholar Dianne McIntyre presents her culminating showcase as the signature event for the department’s 2015-2016 season.

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Department of Drama and Dance Opens New Season With "Seven Guitars"

Spelman Stages 'Seven Guitars'
On Thursday, Oct. 1, the Department of Drama and Dance will open its 2015-2016 season with August Wilson’s “Seven Guitars,” the fifth play in Wilson’s “Century Cycle,” a series of 10 plays illustrating the African-American experience throughout the 20th century.

“Seven Guitars” tells the story of Blues singer Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton, who is released from jail and asked to sign a record deal after a song he recorded months before becomes an unexpected hit.


Behind the Scenes of Spelman's "Seven Guitars"

The play will be held in the Baldwin Burroughs Theatre, located inside of the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Fine Arts Building, Oct. 1-3 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m. 


Free and open to the public, the play is directed by Keith Arthur Bolden, assistant professor of drama and dance and features the following students: Joi E. Porter, Michael Curry, Darrell Larome, Assata Hefner, Maya Lawrence, Brandon Burditt and Marcus Neither.

Video created by Lizette Terry, C'2017, interactive communications assistant