Ebony Road Players
“Not only do they need, but we need it as well. Our community-at-large needs these stories. They need these kids to be as open and as free thinking as they can be because…they really are the future.” -Darius Colquitt, Story2Stage Program Teacher, Ebony Road Players
The Arts Bring Place to Life
Youth Identify Legacy through Theatre, Writing, and Performance
Ebony Road Players’ Story2Stage Fall Intensive engaged a creative and dynamic group of middle schoolers in community arts. The young actors came together on Saturday mornings to learn about theatre, storytelling and performance under the direction of artist, entertainer and writer Darius Colquitt (a.k.a. Mr. D). The theme of the session, Legacy Among Us, brought passionate voices to the group, including George Bayard from Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archives and Kyd Kane, spoken word poet and performer. Students collected family stories and began crafting their own legacies. This powerful and moving experience culminated in a performance for family and friends on the Wealthy Theatre stage.