SLAPPED TAKES TOP HONORS AT DUAF
Slapped, written by Dr. Mary A. Weems and directed by Ajene D. Washington, took "Best Short Play" at The Downtown Urban Arts Festival in NYC in June.
Slapped tells the story of a Black Lives Matter activist, whose parents are civil rights attorneys and an upper middle-class white woman. They get stuck in an elevator and have a conversation, which reveals how each feels about the state of racism in America.
Dr. Mary Weems exhibits her best writing through monologic and poetic forms in this intriguing collection of short dramatic works about African American experiences.
Johnny Saldana, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University