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Tales from the Bayou: An Evening with Donney Rose--UNI Interpreters Theatre

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Baton Rouge-based poet and community activist, Donney Rose, explores the debt owed to African American humanity with "the American Audit."

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Friday, October 4

@5PM curtain; doors open @4:30

UNI Interpreters Theatre--Lang Hall 040

Tales from the Bayou: An Evening with Baton Rouge Poet and Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow Donney Rose--UNI Interpreters Theatre

Artist Talk & Audience Q&A moderated by Sadé Barfield.

Donney Rose will be performing an excerpt of his forthcoming multimedia spoken word project titled "The American Audit" which uses the extended metaphor of America as a business being audited by Black Americans 400 years post the first slave settlement in Jamestown. This work has been previously presented in excerpt form at the Kennedy Center’s Annual Arts Summit as well as at cultural events in the southeastern region including conferences for agencies such as the Kellogg Foundation.

Following Rose's 30 minute presentation, there will be a 30 minute moderated artist talk that will allow audiences to get involved with this powerful material and guest artist!

Donney Rose is a poet, teaching artist, essayist, podcast host and community activist from Baton Rouge. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge. He is a 2018-2019 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow and a member of Baton Rouge Business Report's 2017 Forty Under 40 Class. His work as a performance poet/writer has been featured in a variety of publications, including Atlanta Black Star, Blavity, Button Poetry, All Def Digital, Slam Find, [225] Magazine, Drunk In A Midnight Choir, Mocking Heart Review, University of New Orleans’ Bayou Magazine and Nicholls State University's Gris-Gris literary journal. His work as a community activist has been highlighted on BBC, Democracy Now, in New York Times and The Advocate newspaper. Donney also contributed two scholarly articles to the St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, 1st Edition (St. James Press, February 2018). His poem, “Etymology of At The End of the Day”, was nominated for a 2019 Pushcart Prize for poetry. Visit donneyrosepoetry.com for more details.

Presented with support from the Department of Communication Studies, UNI Interpreters Theatre, and generous funding from the College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences. Additional support provided by: UNI Speech Team, the Northern Iowa Democrats, and UNI Student Theater Association.

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