DILLARD UNIVERSITY THEATRE KICKS OFF 81ST SEASON WITH PRESENTATION OF “HANDS UP: SEVEN PLAYWRIGHTS, SEVEN TESTAMENTS”

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NEW ORLEANS – Dillard University Theatre opens its 81st season with Hands Up: Seven Playwrights, Seven Testaments.  Performances will be held at 8:00 p.m. on October 28 and 29 and November 4 and 5, with 3:00 p.m. matinee performances on October 30 and November 6.  All performances will be held at the Samuel Dubois Cook Theatre located on the campus of Dillard University.

Tickets are available at the Dillard Theatre box office with prices ranging from $5 for Dillard students to $15 for general admission.  For more information call (504) 816-4857.

In light of the police shootings of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and John Crawford III in Beavercreek, Ohio, among many others, The New Black Fest of Brooklyn, N.Y., commissioned seven emerging black playwrights to write 10-15 monologues that explored their feelings about the well-being of blacks in a culture of institutional racism.  Hands Upcombines each of these monologues into an evening of dramatic experiences that illuminate and explore the state of black consciousness that is being shaped by the present social and racial environment in America.

The Playwrights

Nathan James, Nathan Yunberberg, Idris Goodwin, Nambi Kelley, Glenn Gordon, Dennis Allen II, and Eric Holmes

Ray Vrazel, Assistant Professor of Theatre, returns for his 10th season to direct this imminently relevant production.  Vrazel has directed a number of award winning productions, including August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, which won the Big Easy Award for Best University Production.  This is the first production of Hands Up in the South.

Following each performance there will be guided discussions about the production as well as the protests and debates that have arisen in the climate created by these police shootings.

About the Dillard University Theatre Department

Founded in 1935, Dillard University Theatre is the oldest historically black university theatre company in the United States.  The Theatre department provides professional training within a liberal arts context to develop future directors, actors, designers, managers, teachers, scholars and related theatre professionals.  The department is committed, through its full-time, part-time and cooperating faculty, to creating globally aware artists while perpetuating the highest standards possible.

For more information about the plays visit http://www.TheNewBlackFest.org/hands-up-6-playwrights-6 testaments. You can contact The New Black Fest directly atnewblackfestival@gmail.com or The New Black Fest, P.O. Box 381179, Brooklyn, NY 11238.

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DILLARD UNIVERSITY TO HOST 2016 CORONATION CEREMONY

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NEW ORLEANS – The coronation of Mister and Miss Dillard University 2016-17 will be held this Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in Dent Hall on the University’s campus.  The theme for this year’s coronation is “Royal Enchantment: An Evening of Elegance.”  Mr. Darren J. Scioneaux Jr. and Miss Chelsea D. Bosley will begin their reigns as ambassadors for Dillard for the remainder of this academic year. Please click the link and learn more about these two great Dillard University students.

http://www.dillard.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2015:dillard-university-to-host-2016-coronation-ceremony&catid=129:dillard-in-the-news&Itemid=564

 

 

Call for Nominations of New National Alumni Officers for 2017-2019

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It is time to elect the new national officers for the alumni association. Please read the announcement from our Nomination Chair

My Fellow Dillard Alums:
This is a call-to-action. As we get closer to the new year, we will be electing new leaders to DUNAA’s National Executive Board.

We need the involvement of all alumni. That is, we need members to become ‘financial’ and “run” for office. We need those current financial alums to encourage other alumni to become both financially and active in DUNAA.

I’m asking each chapter president and every alumnus reading this to please encourage someone in your chapter to serve in an office, please consider ‘running’ for one of the offices yourself. The DUNAA Executive positions are listed below. Also, for your convenience please review the attachments including the nominations & elections timeline along with nomination forms.

*Please note: The new close of nominations date is: January 1, 2017 .

National Offices for 2016-18

President
• 1st VICE PRESIDENT
• 2nd VICE PRESIDENT
• RECORDING SECRETARY
• CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
• FINANCIAL SECRETARY
• TREASURER
• PARLIAMENTARIAN
• CHAPLAIN
Nominations forms may be emailed to Bjulian 997@aol.com or mail to Barbara Julian  at 2006 S. Dunsmuir Ave. Los Angeles ,CA 90016-1222 We hope to receive a full slate by January 1st, 2017.

Dillard Forever

Your Nominating Committee

,Chair ,Barbara Julian 1956

Have a question about DUNAA? Please visit: http://www.dunaa.org

DUNAA NOMINATIONS FORM!! PLEASE CLICK ON LINK!!!

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