Thursday, February 9, 2012

Rites and Reason Production : June's Blood : Feb,10-12.


by Jenna Spencer, directed by Constance Crawford

Fri. 2/10 @ 5pm – Sat. 2/11 @ 2pm – Sun. 2/12 @ 7pm

Rites & Reason, 155 Angell St.

June’s Blood is about three generations of African American women in Macon County, Alabama, living with the effects of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments on their family life, convictions, and sense of self and place. A story about the generational inheritance of inequality, June’s Blood seeks to identify the ways in which historical injustices have a way of
leaving their mark and thus shaping contemporary realities.

Jenna Spencer is a sophomore at Brown University from Cambridge, MA. This past semester she took Professor Elmo Terry-Morgan’s RPM playwriting course, which resulted in the writing of June’s Blood, a play that builds upon her longstanding
interest and commitment to social justice. In 2010 she was awarded the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. While she has been performing as an actress since the age of six, it was in high school that her interest for playwriting was sparked. During this time she wrote a ten-minute play chosen to be performed at the Massachusetts Young Playwrights Festival.

sorry, to provide such short notice... I might try to go tomorrow...

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