Lamaria Aminah’s Black. Returns to the GW Stage

Lamaria Aminah’s Black. Returns to the GW Stage
November 16, 2017 GWHS

Lamaria Aminah’s Black. Returns to the GW Stage

On Friday, October 10, George was fortunate enough to host a second performance of Black. By Lamaria Aminah. After the success and impact of P3’s September evening showing of the play, GW and Curious Theatre came together to bring the author, director, and actresses back to perform and speak to the entire student body.

Black., directed by Denver-based filmmaker and activist Donnie l. betts, chronicles a conversation between two mothers, one white and one black, attending a vigil for a young black boy killed at the hands of police. Author Lamaria Aminah, a graduate of Denver Public Schools, followed the play by sharing the experiences that led her to write it, and the cast and crew answered students’ questions. GW students shared their unique perspectives and fostered an insightful, productive conversation, starting at the end of the assembly and continuing at the foot of the stage well into the next period.

GW students and staff are grateful to Curious Theatre for bringing brilliant, poignant writing to life on our stage, and to Denver Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman for her generous sponsorship of the performance.