If you’re looking for a cultural experience in St. Louis this summer amidst games of die and brunch at Meshuggah’s, I highly recommend the Black Rep’s “Dontrell Who Kissed the Sea.
On Jan. 8, The Black Rep opened the second show of its 43rd season, “Two Trains Running” by August Wilson. The play takes a snapshot of Pittsburgh’s The Hill district in 1969 via the lives of ordinary people and transports audiences to that time.
“Milk Like Sugar” centers around a pregnancy pact between the three main characters, 16-year-old girls and best friends Annie, T and Margie.
The world premiere of “Canfield Drive” with The Black Rep casts a fresh light on the 2014 shooting of Michael (Mike) Brown and the issues of police brutality and race that America was forced to confront as a result.
Every year, The Black Repertory Theatre—The Black Rep, for short—hosts a gala honoring notable black performers, culminating in a performance. This year’s gala took place Saturday, Nov. 3 at the 560 Music Center, featuring a performance of the concert version of “The Gospel at Colonus.”
As students at an institution where “diversity, inclusion and equality” are so important, we should all be looking for experiences that challenge us and make us see the world differently. Make the Black Rep one of those experiences.
Representation matters. In this day and age, that phrase cannot be said enough, but what exactly are we doing about it? Are we just parroting this phrase back and forth in conversation or are we actually doing something to increase representation?
Sporting a newsboy cap and a green pullover, Ron Himes evokes a sense of modesty unexpected of the director of the Wash. U. Performing Arts Department’s production of Hairspray, Broadway’s hugely successful musical sensation, now playing at Edison Theatre.
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