- Ensemble Performances
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. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKNbCD7gMRI

- Necessary Truths: Reflections of African American Girlhood

Photography exhibit curated by Claudine Taaffe, Ruth Nicole Brown, Dominique Hill and African American middle school girls in SOLHOT. Krannert Art Museum. Champaign, IL (February 2009).



 

- 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).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGJKkomMKjs