Instructors across disciplines help their bi-annual theater excursion coordinated by Dr. Khalilah Watson (English, Reading, and Literature). Each semester a different play is selected and instructors form a Learning Community to bridge instruction with real-world experiences. Participating classes include English, Literature, Theater, Speech, and African American Studies.
Classes Across the Discipline Attended
- Professor Khalilah Watson's English classes: English 101 and 102
- Professor Barbara Brown’s Drama Class: Litr 110
- Professor Robin Hicks-Tucker’s Speech Class: Speech 101
- Professor Myiti Sengetack African American Studies Class: AAS 101
Other Faculty in Attendance:
- Librarian Willalyn Fox
- Librarian Sharon Silverman
- Professor Lavina Williams (English, Reading, Literature)
- Professor Michele Graham (English, Reading, Literature)
- Professor Melda Beaty (English, Reading, Literature)
- Professor Ibrahima Gueye (Mathematics)
- Mrs. Cherrie James (Tutor)
- Professor Emeritus Paulette Pennington-Jones
Lastly, parallel to this theater excursion, Professor Silverman conducted a Library Orientation Session on developing the Annotated Bibliography and conducting research for themes that the student’s derived from our reading and viewing of Seven Guitars. Ms. Fox has developed a display case dedicated to August Wilson and Seven Guitars. Check it out!!! J
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“Playwright as Literary Prophet: August Wilson's Seven Guitars.” Court Theater
Play Notes January-February 2014: 7-8.
The Resident Dramaturg of the Court Theater, invited me to write this article for the Playbill of this August Wilson play, after realizing my consistent interest in merging Theater (drama) with some rhetorical aspects of my English Composition Courses. Furthermore, it was brought to his attention, by the Group Reservation Manager that on several occasions I brought large size student groups to experience the works Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and August Wilson's Jitney. Similarly, I have taken my students to other Theater productions around the City of Chicago.