Unveiled and Unvarnished: Original Stories of Racism and Intolerance Amongst Us
Live Performances March 25 - 28 in the Duke Family Performance Hall
Co-Directed by Ann Marie Costa and Jeremy DeCarlos
Assistant Director, Olanike Oyedepo
A theatre experience that amplifies the student, faculty and staff encounters with racism and discrimination on Davidson's campus.
W. E.B. Du Bois, in his book The Souls of Black Folk said, “the problem with the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.” Twenty years into the 21st century the color line still exists and, in some ways, more profoundly than ever as revealed by several student research projects and the Commission on Race and Slavery this line lives and, one could say, even thrives at Davidson College. At Davidson, this discriminatory line extends beyond blacks and includes individuals who are deemed by our society as “other.” All of us have witnessed (or experienced first-hand) students, faculty and staff being marginalized by others in our hallways, classes, business meetings and social gatherings because of the color of their skin, their sexual orientation, their disability, their international birthplace or their immigration status. It is our hope to create a performance inspired by these stories and in collaboration with some of these individuals to further address these injustices while offering avenues for reconciliation and healing.
This project has been made possible by funding from Stories Yet to be Told: Race, Racism & Accountability from the Davidson College Institutional initiative.