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by D. Amy-Rose Forbes-Erickson, Ph.D.

Please scroll down to see samples of artistic work, syllabi, evaluations, publications & creative works, theatre reviews, and programs I created for productions I directed, designed, and composed with The Pan-African Theatre Ensemble - as founder/artistic director. 

SAMPLES OF ARTISTIC WORK

“Griot Ballads” (Parts I-IV) is a digital media installation/film on African mythology, Afrofuturism, Black feminism, Latin American and Caribbean performance as cultural and social activism. This project was originally conceived as a devised piece with live performance, spoken word, dance/movement, and digital media, with performances scheduled in Sacramento, CA, at the Fringe Theatre Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland for summer 2020.

Due to COVID-19, “Griot Ballads” transformed into a digital media installation that can be viewed as is, or in a museum setting, or for my future use as background, superimposed projections with live performance including dance/movement.

Thanks to Yayra Tamakloe, Alexis Destiny Fennell, Abigail Ramsay, Angela Ahlgren, PhD, Fadi Skeiker, PhD, Beliza Torres Narváez, PhD, and Maria Andréa dos Santos Soares, PhD.

SAMPLE SYLLABI

SAMPLE SYLLABUS - PAS 23002 BLACK EXPERIENCE II - DESIGNED, DEVELOPED, AND TAUGHT ONLINE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES, KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, SPRING 2019

SAMPLE SYLLABUS - 50:965:216 AFRICAN AMERICAN THEATRE - DESIGNED, DEVELOPED, TAUGHT ONLINE FOR THE THEATRE PROGRAM, DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL, MEDIA, AND PERFORMING ARTS, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - CAMDEN, SINCE 2014 TO THE PRESENT - FALL 2020

SAMPLE SYLLABUS - THEA 002 THEATRE HISTORY: ANCIENT TO RENAISSANCE, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO

SAMPLE SYLLABUS - THEA 140 BLACK DRAMA IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO

SAMPLE SYLLABUS - THEA 003 THEATRE HISTORY AFTER 1660, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO

SAMPLE SYLLABUS - THEA 170 AFRICAN AMERICAN THEATRE & CULTURE

- 1619 TO THE PRESENT, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO

EVALUATIONS

PEER EVALUATION, FALL 2019

COURSE EVALUATIONS, FALL 2019 THEA 170 AFRICAN AMERICAN THEATRE & CULTURE

- 1619 TO THE PRESENT

COURSE EVALUATIONS, FALL 2020 THEA 002 THEATRE HISTORY: ANCIENT TO RENAISSANCE

COURSE EVALUATIONS, FALL 2020 THEA 170 AFRICAN AMERICAN THEATRE & CULTURE

- 1619 TO THE PRESENT

COURSE EVALUATIONS, SUMMER 2020, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY ONLINE COURSE IN AFRCIAN AMERICAN THEATRE

PUBLICATIONS & CREATIVE WORKS

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THEATRE PROGRAMS & REVIEWS

SELECTED PROGRAMS

Artistic Director - ​Vejigantes​ (Devil Mask) by Francisco Arrivί - the Pan-African Theatre Ensemble, African Community Theatre, ORH 230. Thursday-Saturday, November 16, 17, 18 at 8pm, and Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2pm.

Artistic Director –​ Suzan-Lori Parks’s ​Venus​. Performed by the Pan-African Theatre Ensemble, The African Community Theatre, Department of Pan-African Studies, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio in March 2017.

Artistic Director ​– ​An Echo in the Bone​ by Dennis Scott – the Pan-African Theatre Ensemble, African Community Theatre, ORH Room 230. Opening on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7pm.

Artistic Director ​– ​Digital Masks to Africa ​– a devised performance of Cheikh Anta Diop: A Poem for the Living by Mwatabu Okantah. Opening on March 7, 2019 at 7pm.

SELECTED REVIEWS

Review for Vejigantes​ (Devil Mask) by Francisco Arrivί -  2017

Review for Digital Masks to Africa ​– a devised performance of Cheikh Anta Diop: A Poem for the Living by Mwatabu Okantah - 2019

Preview for Wole Soyinka’s ​The Bacchae of Euripides: A Communion Rite​, performed by The Pan-African Theatre Ensemble, 2016.

Review for Suzan-Lori Parks’s ​Venus,  Performed by the Pan-African Theatre Ensemble, The African Community Theatre, 2017.