Performances

“My Soul Been Bless! Gullah Roots, Branches, Blossoms”

Ron Daise utilizes reader’s theater to present original poetry, songs and short stories that lead viewers on a journey exploring the connections of West African heritage with Gullah culture and the ties that bind cultures of the African Diaspora. Breathtaking photographs of Ghanaian lifestyles, children, culture, slave dungeons and scenic beauty, along with audience participation in singing and storytelling, add to the viewers’ sense that once the 75-minute theatrical journey has ended, their souls, too, have been blessed!

 

TECHNICAL NEEDS:

  • Empty stage or raised platform (2 4X6 foot sets, stationed on either side of film screen)
  • Headset or Lapel microphone
  • One on-stage speaker monitor
  • Laptop computer and projector
  • Film screen
  • CD playback deck (for performance track)
  • AUDIO TECH to play performance tracks (as cued in script book)
  • VIDEO TECH to advance PowerPoint (as cued in script book )
  • Intimate, theatrical setting

 

“The Gullah Christmas Story”

In a mesmerizing concert of spirituals, Christmas hymns and carols, contemporary  Christian selections and original songs, Ron Daise intersperses the narration of the Christmas story from the Gullah Bible. Daise provides English translation for those who are Gullah-challenged and also provides historical information about Gullah culture.

TECHNICAL NEEDS:

  • Empty stage or raised platform
  • Headset or Lapel microphone
  • One on-stage speaker monitor
  • CD playback deck (for performance tracks)
  • AUDIO TECH to play performance tracks (according to Cue Sheet)
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