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Thursday-Saturday, February 8, 9 + 10, 2018
8:00 p.m.
Marie & Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.
FREE; tickets required

Inspired by the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American Army Air Corps fighters who flew over the skies of Europe and North Africa during World War II. Written by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan, Fly dramatizes the historic contributions made by the Tuskegee Airmen to the desegregation of the American military and the furthering of civil rights as they face segregation, racism, and a world war with courage, humor, and humanity. The New York Times described Fly as “a superior piece of theatrical synergy.” Featuring theater senior Nemo Teferi and directed by professional guest director Whitney White.

This event is free and open to the public but tickets are required. Reserve tickets in advance through University Ticketing online, by calling 609-258-9220, or at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office.


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WHITNEY WHITE is a black director and musician based in Brooklyn, New York. Her original musical, Lover I’ll Bring You Back to Life, was part of Ars Nova’s 2016 ANT Fest, and her musical adaption of Macbeth: Macbeth in Stride has been workshopped at Chautauqua (2016), Trinity Rep (2017), and Judson Memorial (2017). This year White developed work at New York Theater Workshop, 59E59, The Roundabout, Luna Stage, The Drama League, NYTW, South Oxford, Jack, The Tank, New York Musical Festival, The Lark, and elsewhere. This year she also assisted Sam Gold on Othello (New York Theatre Workshop) and The Secret Life of Bees (New York Stage and Film); Dan Sullivan on If I Forget (Roundabout); and Anne Kaufman on Marvin’s Room(Broadway). White is the inaugural 2017 Roundabout Directing Fellow and will be a 2050 Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop. She received her MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep and a BA in Political Science with Certificate in Musical Theatre from Northwestern University.

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