Black Poetry Theatre Presents...
HIS Thoughts: The Brilliance of Keenan Gorham
A poetic exploration of LOVE
Friday March 6th at 8:00pm & Saturday March 7th at 7:30pm
Hayti Heritage Center
804 Old Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27701
$15 in advance for tickets and $20 at the door
Buy advance tickets at www.hayti.org or www.blackpoetrytheatre.com
About the show:
This production tells a story of relationships, hope and triumph. It dissects love and reminds us how powerful and necessary it is. Woven together with a soulful soundtrack, this presentation will leave you uplifted, encouraged and inspired. Joins us on a a romantic journey.
On Thursday April 19, 2012 we lost one of our most beloved wordsmiths. He was a visionary, a bright soul, and an amazing poet. With this production we celebrate the amazing talent of Keenan Gorham with a script built completely from Keenan's poems.
Keenan Gorham had been writing poetry for years. He started with traditional form, as he was an avid lover of poetry collections from such authors as Dickinson, Whitman, Hughes, Frost, Angelou, Hammon, Sanchez, Poe, Dunbar, Cullen, Brooks, Tate and Giovanni. He soon started incorporating various other writing styles into his works. He became familiar with spoken word and poetry slam and the distinctive and animated nature of both. Being introduced to this type of expression and its poets, he fell in love with it and began to look at other ways to bring his words to life. He touched many with his crafty word play, emotional depth, command of vocabulary, and universal themes. His work will be forever remembered.
About the company:
Black Poetry Theatre seeks to expand the understanding of spoken word and foster greater appreciation for the power of contemporary poetry by presenting it in traditional theatrical settings, raising cultural awareness through the use of the performing arts and telling necessary stories from within our communities.
For more info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 980-552-0107
Presented in conjunction with the St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation/Hayti Heritage Center (www.hayti.org)