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TWO RIVER PLAYERS: WEDDING
BAND BY ALICE CHILDRESS
FEB 10–11 | 7:00 PM| FREE | ZOOM
Set in South Carolina during the Summer of 1918,
Alice Childress’ Wedding Band follows the interracial
love story between Julia, a black seamstress, and Herman, a
white baker. As the couple dreams of a future where their
love can flourish, they must contend with hate from both
black and white communities as well as a looming health
Teens! We invite you to join us for Two River’s
very first Teen Poetry Night! Step onto the digital stage and
read a poem from any artistic era or style that speaks to
your experience as a young person living in today’s society.
Get creative! This community reading will be led by one of
our former Metro Scholars and special guest MC, Christianah
Akinsanmi and will take place on Zoom.
James Baldwin was one of the greatest writers of
the 20th Century, and a journey through his work reveals the
American tragedy of race and class and their effects on
history and politics in our democratic society. This workshop
will infuse James Baldwin's work into current classroom
discussions of democracy in a racially charged time.
TECHNIQUES WITH CRYSTAL DICKINSON AND BRANDON J. DIRDEN
SUN, FEB 21 | 2:00 PM | $30 | ZOOM
Actors at all levels of experience are welcome
to join Crystal and Brandon in a basic acting technique class
centered around monologue performance, with additional
insight into how to shift performance techniques from the
audition room to the camera.
PLAYWRIGHTS ON RACE AND AMERICA WITH CRYSTAL DICKINSON AND
BRANDON J. DIRDEN
SUN, FEB 28 | 2:00 PM| $30 | ZOOM
In this class, Crystal and Brandon will present
scenes from works by Black female playwrights, and
participate in a discussion led by co-moderators Gilda Rogers
and Taylor Barfield to explore the ways in which these
artists addressed American issues of race and gender.
COMING UP: IN FAIR
YOUTUBE, WHERE WE LAY OUR SCENE
TINY SHAKES: ROMEO
AND JULIET UPDATES TRT'S POPULAR A LITTLE SHAKESPEARE EDUCATION
PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
This year, the program takes the limitations of
2021 as an opportunity for students to delve deeply into
Shakespeare’s star-crossed romantic tragedy, giving them the
agency to tell the story of each scene in their own way and
film it: Traditional Zoom scene reading? Rap battle? Movement
or dance piece? Animation? The sky’s the limit! These videos
will be edited into a theatrical collage that can be accessed
through Two River’s website this May.
INTERESTED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT PARTICIPANTS MUST
SUBMIT VIDEO BY MARCH 1.
While we have been closed, we have adapted and
re-invented our programming and how we serve our artists,
students, staff, and most of all, our loyal audiences. We
have been committed to creating online programming that
entertains, educates, excites, and connects. We have also
been planning for the future and for when we can safely
re-open and gather again. Please consider supporting us
during this challenging time to help sustain our future.