"Haile Selassie I at Howard University" (Dr. Thomas Battle) april 6, 12noon
- BRIEF SUMMARY/RATIONALE:
The Rastafari/Reggae Play Reading Series is a pilot program
of the Department of Theatre Arts to explore the beauty of
reggae and Rasta livity in theatre. The students of Theatre
History II: The Reggae Aesthetic in Theatre will present a
reading of Dennis Scott's AN ECHO IN THE BONE and Kwame
Dawes' ONE LOVE on two consecutive evenings. Each reading
will be followed by a post-performance discussion. The
program is offered in conjunction with the Department of
Theatre Arts participation in The Caribbean Studies Minor.
April 6, 2005 at 12:00pm:
Panel Discussion in Cramton Auditorium as part of a series
of community activities/discussions in conjunction with the
Spring 2005 Dance Concert. The panel is titled: "History,
Livity, and The Academy: A Rastafari Reasoning" featuring
"Haile Selassie I at Howard University" Dr. Thomas A.
Battle, Director of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
**PLEASE BRING SOME OF YOUR COMMEMORATIVE BOOKS AS THE
AUDIENCE WILL LOVE TO PURCHASE THEM!!!
"Rastafari Woman" Queen Mother Farika, Educator,
Playwright, Rasta Elder
"Rastafari: A Historical Overview/"Rastafari in Exhibition"
Dr. Jake Homiak, Curator, Anthropologist Smithsonian
Prof. Sybil R. Williams, Moderator
April 18, 2005 at 7:00pm
A reading of Dennis Scott's AN ECHO IN THE BONE hosted
by Dr. Thomas Battle, Director Moorland-Spingarn Research
Center Post-Performance discussion "The Reggae Aesthetic in
Contemporary Drama" Department of Theatre Arts Aesthetics
APRIL 19, 2005 AT 7:00PM a reading of Kwame Dawes ONE LOVE
hosted by Queen Mother Farika Berhane, Educator,
Playwright, Rasta Elder. Post-performance discussion "Women
in Reggae" Guest artists.