The Asylum: Alternative Sonic Registers of Black Girlhood
Multimodal experimental performance by We Levitate (Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown, Dr. Blair Ebony Smith, Jessica Robinson and Dr. Porshe Garner). This collaging of artistic methods resounds complex Black girlhood, remembers relationships built through years of organizing and reclaims the “dirty work” to reverberate love for self, each other and every kind of Black girl everywhere. University of San Diego. La Jolla, Ca. (May 2017).
THE RHYTHM, THE RHYME, AND THE REASON
Performance piece co-authored by Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown, Claudine Taaffe and Dr. Chamara J.Kwayke, first conceptualized at the 2008 National Women’s Studies Association and later premiered at the University of Illinois Krannert Center for the Performance Arts (September 2008). A staged version of this performance piece was performed at Southern Connecticut State University (October 2008). Besides the co-writers, Grenita Hall and Johynn-a Evans starred in the original production.
REVOLUTIONARY ACTS: A POETIC PERFORMANCE OF POSSIBILITY
Building on Ntozake Shange’s method of the choreopoem, "Revolutionary Acts" engages reflective moments of doing and living Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths (SOLHOT) through song, poetry, and dance by SOLHOT participants. Independent Media Center. Urbana, IL (April 2010).
A BLACK GIRL’S SONG AND BLACK GURLS HOLD IT DOWN
These two theatrical performances were primarily created, written, and performed by Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths (SOLHOT) middle and high school participants. The performances were held at their respective public schools. Urbana-Champaign, IL. (May 2011).