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World Theatre Workshop
"We create with our ancestors at our back. Our voices are connected to a collective past: building bridges as we make our journey across."
Black No More
Garden of Fire
The Trial Of One Short Sighted Black Woman Vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae
Romeo and Juliet
The World Theatre Workshop is an academic course that meets the general education requirement for humanities. Although enrollment is not mandatory, students may contract for 1-3 credits. Those interested in technical positions may design an independent program in the areas of sound design, costume design, dramaturgy, stage management or playwriting.
Auditions for performers are open to all university students, faculty, staff and the community.
Scripts developed by the workshop in collaboration with student playwrights are presented as one of two annual productions. The second production by an established playwright is presented in cooperation with the Department of Theatre.
We invite you to join this award-winning program and experience the joy of its commitment to rediscover and celebrate global issues of ethnicity and culture through the presentation of exciting theatrical productions.
For further information, contact Professor Clyde Ruffin: 573-882-2021 or RuffinC@missouri.edu.
Black Theatre Workshop/
World Theatre Workshop Productions
Rituals by Nkenge Mawusi
God’s Trombones by James Weldon Johnson
The Wedding Band by Alice Childress
On Striver’s Row by Abram Hill
The Diviners by Jim Leonard
Tambourines To Glory by Langston Hughes
A Cup of Black Coffee, Three Lumps of Sugar and a Spot of Cream by Shirley LeFlore
A Soldier's Play by Charles Fuller
Intimate Secrets by Clyde Ruffin
A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Moon On A Rainbow Shawl by Errol John
The Amen Corner by James Baldwin
Strands by Eric Wilson (ACTF National Winner)
Joe Turner’s Come and Gone by August Wilson
Long Time Since Yesterday by P.J. Gibson
Purlie Victorious by Ossie Davis
Home by Samm-Art Williams
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
One Flew Over The Cockoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Black No More by Syl Jones
The Price of Dreams Adapted by Clyde Ruffin
Garden Of Fire Adapted by Clyde Ruffin
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf by Ntozake Shange
The Trial of One Short-Sighted Black Woman Vs. Mammy Louis and Safreeta Mae by Karani Marcia Leslie
Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage
The Story by Tracey Scott Wilson
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Flyin’ West by Pearl Cleage
Holding Up The Sky by Milbre Burch