MISSION AND MINISTRY | LMU alumnus Desean Kevin Terry ’00 is directing Rogue Machine Theatre’s American premiere of Dionna Michelle Daniel’s “American Saga – Gunshot Medley: Part I.” This new play with live music explores the struggle against systemic racism. According to the press release, the play, which is set in a haunted North Carolina graveyard, “brings past and present together in a soulful tale of lives destroyed by deep-seated tensions and conflicts that have marred America’s history from antebellum South to the present day.”
“American Saga – Gunshot Medley Part I” can be seen:
- Sept. 8 – 23, 2018 at Rogue Machine Theatre in Hollywood
- Oct. 5 – 14, 2018 at WLCAC Theatre in Watts.
Discounted tickets are available to all LMU students and for large groups:
- Student discount code – americansagastudent
- Group of 12+ discount code – americansaga12.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.collaborativeartistsbloc.org/.
The director, Desean Kevin Terry is a graduate of LMU and Juilliard with numerous directing and acting credits. As a director, he helmed “Behind the Mask,” a compilation of plays from the Negro Ensemble Company; James Baldwin’s “Blues for Mr. Charlie”; George C. Wolfe’s “The Colored Museum”; Suzan Lori Parks’ “Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom”; and more. His acting credits include Suzan Lori Parks’ “Father Comes Home from the Wars”; “A Street Car Named Desire” at the Boston Court, a Stage Raw Award nominee; and “Les Blancs” at Rogue Machine Theatre, also a Stage Raw Award nominee and for which he received the 2017 Ticket Holder award for Best Actor in a play. He has been twice nominated by the NAACP for his stage work and was privileged to work with Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, and Blair Underwood on a Tony-winning production “The Trip to Bountiful,” directed by Michael Wilson.