Conceived and directed by Ryan Hope Travis. 'STEADY' is a New Theatrical Work written and presented by the Syracuse University Community Theater Initiative and Onondaga Community College. Inspired by the 50th Anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery, STEADY explores the March, considered the most significant of all the civil rights demonstrations, and the events that gave rise to it.
'Drafters, A Parable' is inspired by Ray Rice and the NFL's mishandling of domestic violence cases in 2014. The Syracuse Stallions, a semi-professional football team based in Syracuse, NY, is yet again, caught up in another scandal. Swarming allegations about the Stallion's complicated domestic violence history threaten the team's morale and the loyalty of their most adoring fan, the water boy. Conceived and directed by Ryan Hope Travis. Sponsored by the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Co., Vera House, Inc., and Onondaga Community College. Made possible by a grant by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office against Women.
Featuring 11 men from Syracuse University, Onondaga Community College and the Syracuse Community, "Stud" is a powerful play that explores portrayals and depictions of Black men, and seeks to provide a fresh perspective on what it means to be a man of color. Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences, Onondaga Community Collage, and SU Arts Engage partner to present the world premiere of this unique, devised production. Conceived and Directed by Ryan Hope Travis.
A devised play about Race and Gender in 2013. "When We Were Wanderers" asks two important questions of us: who are we, and where are we going? Featuring Syracuse University students across academic disciplines and cultural backgrounds, this cast of all women encourages us to re-evaluate the world in which we live. Conceived and directed by Ryan Hope Travis.
Aunt Dee Dee's Consignment Shop is a refuge for weary Southside Syracusans who gather to commune with each other and the audience. They open their hearts and souls to us with their humorous but profound daily adventures. But it is Aunt Dee Dee who is ultimately transformed by the experience of the Consignment Shop. Conceived and directed by Ryan Hope Travis.
"Aunt Dee Dee's Consignment Shop" was the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company's opening performance of their 2013-2014 season.