Special Presentation: On The Significance of The Colored Museum
Featuring Melonnie Walker
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 / 6:00pm-7:30pm
Black Archives of Mid-America
1722 E 17th Terrace KCMO 64108
The Colored Museum, a play written by George C. Wolfe, premiered in 1986 under the direction of L. Kenneth Richardson. In a series of 11 “exhibits” (sketches), the review explores and satirizes prominent themes and identities of African-American culture. This comedy looks at stereotypes with razor sharp wit! The Black Repertory Theater of Kansas City will present The Colored Museum February 15th thru March 4th 2018 at ArtsTech, 1522 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64108. Join us as dramaturg, Melonnie Walker discusses one of the most innovative plays in the history of African American Theater. Melonnie Walker is a graduate of the Univeristy of Missouri-Kansas City's Master of Arts Program in Theater History. She has served as research dramaturg for Seven Guitars at the UMKC Theater; In Transition and Eclipsed at the Unicorn Theater; Freedom Rider and Fences at the Kansas City Repertory Theater.