Saturday, October 23, 2021 11:00am to 1:00pm Mountain (US)
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About this Event
Please join us for the third and final presentation in our 2021 virtual DG Footlights™ series, celebrating new dramatic works in progress! This virtual reading will present The Scholarship by Cristina A. Bejan & James Brunt.
Synopsis: The Scholarship is a new play written and performed by Denver spoken word poets and playwrights Brunt Poetry (James Brunt) and Lady Godiva (Cristina A. Bejan). Conceived as a protest play inspired by the Black Lives Matter and Rhodes Must Fall movements, The Scholarship aims to educate about the troubling history of racist and imperialist diamond tycoon Cecil Rhodes and the Oxford postgraduate scholarship established in his name, and illustrate that what the scholarship has become (despite so many progressive changes and mutations) in no way justifies the Rhodes Trust’s insistence to continue to use the Rhodes name. The play’s final line captures the genuine motive of the playwrights: “Let’s find a name of a Rhodes Scholar whose name we can celebrate, or simply call the most famous scholarship in the world... The Scholarship.”
The play will run 45 minutes to one hour without intermission, followed by a 15-20 minute talkback.
DG Footlights™ is a program, created and moderated by the Dramatists Guild, that connects dramatists with free space in which to hold a public reading of a new work that is currently in development. This initiative operates on a space-grant model: a representative from the Guild will arrange for a venue to donate space during allocated dates and times, and will ensure that the space is available for dramatists to use to present a self-produced reading to the public, with an optional feedback session following the reading. Attendance is always free and open to all.
Jeffrey Neuman (he/him/his), Colorado Ambassador, DG Footlights™ Organizer
Lynn Evertowski (she/her/hers), Colorado Ambassador
Idris Goodwin (he/him/his), Colorado Regional Rep