Dominique Morisseau's Black at Michigan recreates the true events of a historical campus protest at the University of Michigan through Chara, a student struggling to remain in school without the much-needed assistance of financial aid. Morisseau, a native of Detroit, MI, has written over 20 plays, short stories and poems. Author of two NAACP Image Award winning plays, Morisseau has had work appear both on stage and in print in New York, Michigan, California and all across the U.S.
After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown and recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners. Call Me Crazy... is a poetic powerhouse, and author Helena D. Lewis is a passionate performer gifted with keen insight. Lewis is also the author of the chapbook From The Gut and her first spoken word DVD, Unleashed.
This double bill is part of the Downtown Urban Theater Festival.
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