SMU/Clark Atlanta University Play Collaboration



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SMU/Clark Atlanta University Play Collaboration – “Get in Good Trouble, Necessary Trouble”
Friday, April 9, 2021

7 p.m. CT

Livestreaming on Zoom; advance registration required – capacity is limited.


SMU’s Division of Theatre and the Department of Theatre Arts at Clark Atlanta University, a historically Black university in Atlanta, are collaborating on a program of six short, student-written plays based on a prompt inspired by the late American statesman and civil rights leader John Lewis: “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” Students from both undergraduate programs will be playwrights, stage managers, and actors, while professional directors and actors will work with the students to realize performances of these new plays. To register to watch the livestreaming performance, visit For more information, visit