Conceived by Meghan Bowden and Vaughn Midder
You’re invited to a UMD House Party, inspired by Spike Lee’s film, School Daze (1988), the musically-driven film that chronicled the ins and outs of a fictitious historically black college.
An original site-specific, dance theatre work co-conceived by School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies artists Meghan Bowden and Vaughn Midder, this performance challenges current UMD students to engage in topics around race, gender, class, and sexuality, as seen through the lens of contemporary African American experience.
A TDPS Second Season Production.
Review by The Diamondback
Audience members danced throughout the performance to classics off the School Daze soundtrack, giving the whole production a surreal, movie-in-real-life edge. The time-twisting scenes of different collegiate goings-on showcased the boiling issues that seem stark and unsettling once the sun rises after the night of the party.
— DANIELLE OHL, The Diamondback, March 30, 2015