The University Record, January 31, 1994

Colored Museum Project sponsors series of events Feb. 10–16

The Colored Museum Project, created to explore the function of theater in the next century with special emphasis on multi-ethnic theater, is sponsoring a series of events Feb. 10–16.

Production of George C. Wolfe’s award-winning play The Colored Museum, from which the project got its name, highlights activities. Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Feb. 10 and Feb. 12, 10:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and 4 p.m. Feb. 13. A benefit performance and reception will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 11. All performances are in Trueblood Theatre in the Frieze Building. Tickets are $12 general admission, $6 for students and $25 for the benefit.

All proceeds from the play will go toward establishing a scholarship fund for students of color at the U-M who are studying the performing arts.

The symposium begins at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in Rackham Auditorium, and will feature major American playwrights, directors and performers. Under a theme of “Multi-ethnic Theater in the 21st Century,” panelists will explore how theater must reflect America’s changing ethnic identity.

Panelists include Ntozake Shange, Jeff Daniels, Oz Scott, Baikida Carroll, Dwan Chiang, Velina Hasu Houston, OyamO, Jude Narita, Ken Johnson, Ruben Sierra and Victor En Yu Tan.

A series of readings of plays written by the attending artists will be held Feb. 11–15.

An interactive exhibition chronicling the history of African Americans will be on view one hour prior to and one hour after performances of The Colored Museum. The Morph computer program will enable individuals to find out what they would look like if they were members of various ethnic groups.

For a complete schedule of readings and symposium activities, call 763-9713. Tickets for the play are available at the Michigan League Ticket Office.