One powerful way to bear witness to history is through theater.
AFTER/LIFE is a living history play based on oral histories of women and girls who lived through the Detroit ’67 rebellion.
The play was conceived by Dr. Lisa Biggs, an assistant professor in Theater and Performance Studies at Michigan State University. It features oral histories from women left out of news accounts, and teaches students about one of Detroit's pivotal moments.
Biggs, along with actor and poet Deborah Chenault Green, joined Stateside to talk about the performance, and Green’s personal account living through the ’67 rebellion.