From the Mouth of the Singing Blacktivist

Fulbright scholar Dr. Derrell Acon is a dynamic performer/teacher/activist who has performed in the United States, Africa and Europe.

Derrell draws from literature, advocacy, story, and song to engage and energize audiences—demonstrating the power and immediacy of performance to educate and empower. Derrell will perform with Jessica Hall on piano.

Dr. Acon’s most recent research on The Singing Blacktivist: A Case for Performative Activism and Education, which was presented at the National Men of Color Summit in April, will be offered in conjunction with our production of David Lang’s opera, The Difficulty of Crossing a Field which opens with The Little Match Girl Passion July 28.