Professor’s original work “For Bo” sparks conversation and honors Black History Month


Ayvaunn Penn, adjunct professor of theatre at TCU, has written and is directing what she hopes will be an agent of social change. For Bo: A Play Inspired by the Murder of Botham Jean by Police Officer Amber Guyger utilizes contemporary free verse poetry, rhythm and percussion. It’s one of several events at TCU that will honor Black History Month.

“Black History Month reminds us of how far we have come as a country in terms of racial equality, as well as the great distance we have to go,” said Penn. “That is why the Black History Month event I am organizing for the theatre department and campus at large is honoring the life and legacy of Botham Jean: a young man of color whose murder by a police officer made history.”

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