Date: November 8, 2012
Southwest will stage the play, Who Am I? For Women Who've Seen the Rough Side of the Mountain, from November 15-18 at its Union Avenue Campus Theatre. The play, created, conceptualized and compiled by Southwest Adjunct Professor of Communications, Graphic and Fine Arts and Co-founder of Blues City Culture Center Deborah Frazier, and directed by Celestine Staples, is based on the writings of homeless women from the Salvation Army's Homeless Shelter.
It first premiered at the Women's Theatre Festival in August 2012, where Frazier also received the coveted Gyneka Award, which honors women in theatre. "Who Am I?" features Southwest students, alumni, and faculty. The play is scheduled for a brief tour throughout Memphis and the Mid-South after the Southwest performances.
The performance dates and times are as follows:
Each performance will conclude with a discussion from persons who serve the homeless in general – women and children in particular. Presenters represent the following organizations:
The admission is $5 for the public with a portion of the proceeds going to a book scholarship.
For more information contact: Brenda J. Rayner, (901) 333-4247, firstname.lastname@example.org, Farris Bldg., Room 1002, 5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, TN 38134