Kennesaw State presents The ADODI Muse in “Ain’t Got Sense Enuf to be ‘Shamed”
KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Sept. 7‚ 2006) — Rising Images‚ Kennesaw State University’s multicultural student…
Georgia (Sep 7, 2006) — Kennesaw State presents The ADODI Muse in “Ain’t Got Sense Enuf to be ‘Shamed”
Cheryl Anderson Brown
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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Sept. 7‚ 2006) — Rising Images‚ Kennesaw State University’s multicultural student theatre group‚ welcomes The ADODI Muse‚ a self−described “gay Negro” ensemble‚ as they present: “Ain’t Got Sense Enuf to be ‘Shamed” at 8 p.m. on Wednesday‚ Sept. 13 at the Howard Logan Stillwell Theater. Performers Duncan E. Teague‚ Malik M.L. Williams and Anthony Antoine‚ Atlanta’s only black gay male collective performance poets‚ prepare to “edutain” and tell their stories about being black‚ male and gay through interpretations of their original works of poetry‚ song and rap. The full−length performance is an upbeat‚ provocative piece that addresses the topics of sex‚ AIDS‚ love and fear‚ among many others.
In support of the African American Male Initiative‚ Rising Images is on a mission to “unify students from diverse cultural‚ ethnic and academic backgrounds in order to celebrate and create theatre with a multi−culture perspective.” The student group‚ which had been dormant until last spring‚ is now under the leadership of students Tonya Grant‚ Vanessa Pringle and Sherricka White. This performance will be the first time Rising Images has brought a group from the Atlanta area to Kennesaw State.
“These ladies are a highly motivated group dedicated to exploring‚ celebrating and publicizing diversity on campus through the arts‚” said Harrison Long‚ the group’s faculty advisor and associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies in the College of Arts. “The department is working on several events to celebrate diversity this year. This event is a way for us to blend some of the goals we are trying to accomplish.”
The word “ADODI” comes from the African lexicon and means men who love other men. Teague‚ Williams and Antoine have shared the love of who they are and impressed their passion on audiences through hard−hitting performances at many Atlanta venues including the 7 Stages and 14th Street Theatres.
Founded in 1995 by Jerel Cooper and the late Tony Daniels‚ The ADODI Muse provides a forum for the written works (poems‚ short stories‚ plays and essays) of black gay men. Tony Daniels is the inspiration behind the group’s prevalent efforts. Before his passing in 1998‚ Daniels had accomplished much success in his own efforts to promote the education of black gay male experiences.
“Ain’t Got Sense Enuf to be ‘Shamed” is a one−hour performance. The event is free and open to KSU students‚ faculty‚ alumni and the public. For more information‚ call the Box Office at 770–423–6650.
Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a brand new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.