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Voices|Visions and Revisions
2023-24 Season

NOV 5-6

The Dragon Tree

By Oliver Mayer

October 6-7 at 7:30pm

At Swain Hall Black Box Theatre

The Dragon Tree follows the complex nature of building community when white flight makes space for people of color in Los Angeles in 1961.

OCT 6-7
NOV 5-6

Performing Sankofa
UNC Black Trailblazers

By Comm 562 (Student Spotlight)

November 30 & December 1 at 7:30pm

At Swain Hall Black Box Theatre

Performing Sankofa is an oral history project focused on the vision and goals that animated the creation and expansion of the Institute of African-American Research.

Nov 30 & Dec 1

The Christmas Case of Hezekiah Jones

By Howard L. Craft and Mike Wiley

December 8-9 at 7:30pm

At Swain Hall Black Box Theatre

A play about Dizzle Jollyworth, a front-line elf at Santa’s Workshop, who is struggling for meaning in his life and is tasked to travel to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to rekindle the Christmas spirit of Hezikiah Jones, a grief-stricken, disillusioned toymaker.

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Dec 8-9

Rap Redemption on Death Row

By Alim Braxton and Mark Katz

February 9-10 at 7:30pm

At Swain Hall Black Box Theatre

Rap and Redemption on Death Row by Alim Braxton and Mark Katz is based on the correspondence between Mark Katz and death row inmate Alim Braxton and is presented in conjunction with the release of their book and record album. 

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Feb 9-10

The Angles of Detroit 

By John Pietrowski

March 8-9 at 7:30pm

At Swain Hall Black Box Theatre

This play takes us to 1972, when Philip, a newly-minted professor and celebrated poet of the “voice of the working man” returns to his hometown of Detroit and reflects on his time as an assembly line worker.

Mar 8-9

Three Poets in Performance 

By Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Elisabeth Lewis Corley, and Destiny Hemphill, with music by Nikki Kilgore and company 

April 12-13 at 7:30pm

At Swain Hall Black Box Theatre

Three poets explore race, ethnicity, gender, culture, intersectionality, and what we might require to address our global climate and cascading emergencies in an evening of performed poetry accented by musician Nikki Kilgore.

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April 12-13

The Process Series is supported by the generosity of: 


The College of Arts and Sciences, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Arts Everywhere, Carolina Latinx Center, The Asian American Center, Carolina Pride Alumni Network (CPAN), and these UNC Departments: African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Art and Art History, Communication, Dramatic Art, English and Comparative Literature, German and Slavic Languages, and Music. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Chatham Arts Council, and the Manbites Dog Theater Fund.

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