Upcoming Master Class with Marcus McQuirter

Marcus McQuirter, ACC Associate Professor of Drama and former Free Minds faculty (2009), will give a master class for Free Minds students and alumni on Wednesday, March 9. A seasoned theater director and dynamic speaker, Marcus is excited to return to the Free Minds classroom to guide a discussion on For Colored Girls, the feature film adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf. Since it was first staged in 1975, Shange’s series of 20 dramatized poems have brought to life what it means to be of color and female in the twentieth century. Now the 2010 film, which The New York Times called “a thunderous storm,” offers an electrified, updated take on the play.

The class will meet at the Community Engagement Center, at 1009 E. 11th St., in the second floor conference room. Snacks will be provided.

Students and alumni: please RSVP to reserve a space in the class by Tuesday, March 8. In preparation for the class, watch the movie if you haven’t yet seen it. Optional: Read the play by Ntozake Shange.

See you on March 9!

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