To Be Young, Gifted, and Black – Iowa State University Theatre Production

by Lorraine Hansberry

young person reading superimposed over pages of script


A fast paced, powerful, touching, and hilarious kaleidoscope recreating the world of a great American woman and artist, Lorraine Hansberry. A major statement of the American Black experience.

March 30 and 31, April 1, 7, and 8 at 8 p.m.; April 2 and 9 at 2 p.m. – Fisher Theater, Ames

The Cast

Butch Barthelemy
Reginald Brunson
Melissa Carr
Kristin Halsey
Suzanne Henderson
Brian McIntire
Jennifer Van Wiel
Debra Lynne Wicks

Understudies: Duwan Morris and Kathlynn Norris

Production Team

Director – Debra Lynne Wicks
Scenic Designer – Fritz Szabo
Guest Costume Designer – Wendy Collins
Lighting Designer – George R. Dowker
Sound Designer – Tom Ford
Stage Manager – Jennifer McCadam
Assistant Stage Manager – Lisa M. Glaus

Read about it in the Des Moines Register and Iowa State Daily.