UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. CHECK BACK FOR RESCHEDULED DATE.
HEAL THE DIVIDE ON AND OFF CAMPUS presented by the University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Theatre Arts on March 28th at 1-3 pm at Brazos Park is comprised of original one-act plays written and performed by students. The pieces focus on topics that directly concern and impact or speak to the Millennial and Gen Z generations, such as diversity in politics, colorism, gender non-conformity, gender dynamics, and spousal abuse, among others. This year’s theme is GENDER, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY. HEAL THE DIVIDE ON AND OFF CAMPUS project is presented in conjunction with colleges and universities across the U.S. that wish to begin conversations about issues concerning their community through the lens of the student playwright. A key to the event is to get local with the material, and to share insight into each community’s current issues of concern.
HEAL THE DIVIDE ON AND OFF CAMPUS is presented by a group of student playwrights who represent the University of Texas at Arlington Department of Theatre and the community at large. This year’s writers include: recent graduate Straton Rushing, freshman Shundrea Burnett, freshman Ashlyn Dehate, sophomore Andrew Denton, freshman Madeline Estrada, freshman Analisa Salinas, and freshman Emily Truelove. The supervisor and coordinator of the group is Theatre Professor Detra Payne.