Story of Black Persistence Written, Directed by Dr. Timothy Berry
Wounded Healers received seven national awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
The announcement made March 30 followed the Region 5 performance of Wounded Healers last January. From that regional performance, the production won national awards that include:
- The Citizen Artist Award
- The Distinguished Achievement in the Facilitation of a Brave Rehearsal Space
- Distinguished Achievement in Production Design
- Distinguished Achievement in Lighting Design for Steven Smith’s design,
- Distinguished Performance Ensemble for the work of Lyreshia Ghostlon-Green, Marquise Myles, Daniel Walker, and Joaquin Warren
- Outstanding Production of a New Work
- Outstanding Director of a New Work for Timothy Berry’s directing work
Dr. Timothy Berry, Interim Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Equity Initiatives, wrote, composed and directed Wounded Healers. It premiered in 2019 and was presented as part of the University’s 2021-2022 Mainstage season.
Wounded Healers expresses how Black bodies have suffered, transcended their own pain, and fostered healing through creativity throughout human history. Through generations of systematic racism, dehumanization, biased and racist policing practices and disparities in health and education, black bodies have creatively persisted and survived against all odds.
The KCACTF announcement said the awards are, “in recognition of a dynamic season of compelling work by theatre artists in higher education across the country. Congratulations to all for a year in which colleges and universities re-connected, re-launched, and re-ignited the passions of theatre artists to the great benefit of audiences nationwide.”
Complete Announcement: https://mailchi.mp/8b7660190e8c/festival54-6232458?e=[UNIQID]