World Stage has been invited by AHHA Tulsa and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to represent Oklahoma in their Arts across America Facebook Live Event! There are only two artists representing Oklahoma and we are one of them! This is quite an honor.
We will be performing an excerpt from “Tulsa ’21: Black Wall Street” by Tara Brooke Watkins. Here is more on the play that we will be producing in its entirety in June 2021:
This original production about the history of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street, the 1921 Massacre, and the current experiences of Tulsa today as a result of this history will take us on an emotional ride through a variety of true stories. The play weaves the narrative of the historical account of the Massacre with true stories of people who live in Tulsa today. These stories were collected in the summer 2017 and are told by a company of all-black actors living in Tulsa. The historical stories were collected by Mary E. Jones Parrish in 1921 just weeks after the disastrous event. All stories are based on factual archival research found in newspapers, TU, and OSU-Tulsa.
The event will be held Tuesday, September 15th at 3pm Central/4pm Eastern and will be live on Facebook and Youtube.