How to Survive a Plague Film Screening
Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, Room 246a
April 9, 2015 from 3:00 – 5:30 PM
Light refreshments will be served; Registration preferred
Join us for a screening of the powerful academy award-nominated documentary How to Survive a Plague about the early years of the AIDS epidemic and the activities of advocacy groups ACT UP and TAG. The film will be moderated by Temple alumnus Malcolm Kenyatta and his partner, Terrell Green.
Malcolm Kenyatta, BA (Strategic Communication), M.S. Candidate (Public Communication) is a young star on the rise. A fixture of the Philadelphia collegiate poetry scene, he founded Babel (Temple’s Poetry Collective) in 2008 and the created one of Philadelphia’s biggest performance art shows Babylon. Malcolm has worked as a reporter for Comcast Newsmakers, covering the youth angle of the 2012 presidential election. He has performed and spoke at events throughout the east coast. At just 23 years old he is the youngest member of the Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club, Board of Directors and a winner of the Bread & Roses LAX Scholarship for dedication to the LGBT community. Malcolm has directed or assistant directed close to 20 shows involving poetry or theater and made a name for himself as the assistant director for another play written by Dr. Williams-Witherspoon, Countdown to Boom which was featured in the 2012 Philadelphia fringe and revived in 2013 for a grant funded performance at the historic PA State Museum in Harrisburg, PA. In addition he teaches performance art classes to tweens and teens with the non-profit Mighty Writers.
Terrell Green, is a Philadelphia native that has gone on to study theatre performance and speech therapy at Marymount Manhattan College in NYC, Shakespeare Performance at Oxford University in England, Marionette Puppeteering in Cork and Dublin, Ireland.Terrell returned to Philadelphia and now teaches theatre and puppetry with The Arden Theatre, The Walnut St. Theatre, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and Philadelphia Young Playwrights. Terrell and his husband, Malcolm enjoy producing theatre together with their company, Dot Dot Dot And Company Productions, LLC, trying new foods and working in the community.
In 2014 they founded Dot Dot Dot And Company Productions a production company that exploits the intersections of performance and social justice to make change. The first show they put up was You Gotta Eat Dirt Before You Die by: Dr. Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon. The play, set in the 1980’s follows, Jeffery an African American business professional whose lover Nick who is dying from Aids at the very start of the epidemic, simultaneously his mother is dying of cancer.