The Office of Multicultural Affairs and The Office of Student Development and Activities have collaborated to offer students a unique opportunity to attend the Broadway Show, "Stick Fly" and participate in a talk back with playwrite, Lydia R. Diamond.
LYDIA R. DIAMOND, Playwright, will make her Broadway debut with the premiere of Stick Fly. Her other work includes Voyeurs de Venus, The Bluest Eye, The Gift Horse, Stage Black and Harriet Jacobs. She is a faculty member of Boston University and has had her works produced across the country.
ALICIA KEYS, Producer: “This is a story that everybody can relate to. I’m passionate about this play because it is so beautifully written and portrays Black America in a way that we don’t often get to see in entertainment. I know it will touch audiences who will find a piece of themselves somewhere inside this house.”
KENNY LEON, Director: “Stick Fly is one of those unique plays with a beauty that lies in its universality. Lydia Diamond is a master storyteller, combining humor with intellect. Her reach is as great as my friend August Wilson – her poetry and the world of the characters may differ, but the results are the same: an evening full of laughter and thought that keeps us talking long after we’ve left the theater. I love plays where everyone can find themselves in the story on stage.”
Students with a passion for theatre and culturally specific storytelling.
How much: All students will attend for free.