Conceived by Lisa Biggs. Directed by Kristin Horton.
AFTER/LIFE is a living history play that will commemorate Detroit’s 1967 rebellion and tell the story of its aftermath from the perspectives of the overlooked thousands of women and girls who chased police, lit fires, threw bricks, shoplifted, and lived to tell the story. The work is devised with MSU undergraduates and Detroit residents, and will braid together oral histories with archival materials, music, poetry, song, sound and dance.
This work is made possible by grants from the Knight Foundation; the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; Michigan State University's Office of Inclusion and Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.