Black Penn on Broadway!
On October 8th, Platt House took the charter buses with over 100 students, staff, and alumni on an all-day trip to Manhattan to attend the matinee showing of Jaja’s African Hair Braiding. The all-Black cast features Nana Mensah, C’05, and Kalyne Coleman, C’14. Along with their castmates, they delivered not only a stunning performance but also a thoughtful, deep, and powerful post-show talkback with the student audience.
Signups for the trip had overwhelmingly fast and enthusiastic response from students interested in attending, but there were still some folks who weren’t able to give up their Sunday to travel with us. Platt House hosted a live-stream of the play on November 14th for those who couldn’t be there in person!
This trip was co-sponsored by:
The African American Resource Center
Makuu: The Black Cultural Center
Platt Student Performing Arts House
Penn Performing Arts Initiative
Penn Theatre Arts Program
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation
W.E.B. Dubois College House
Penn Women’s Center
with additional support from The Campaign for Community.