Theatre TCU presents For Bo: A Play Inspired by the Murder of Botham Jean by Officer Amber Guyger
Theatre TCU, The #ForBoInitiative, and The Botham Jean Foundation will present For Bo: A Play Inspired by the Murder of Botham Jean by Officer Amber Guyger.
Through a fictional narrative, the new original play explores the issues that led to Botham Jean’s death in 2018 at the hands of Dallas police officer Amber Guyger. For Bo, which debuted as a staged reading on the TCU campus in February 2020, is written by Theatre TCU faculty member Ayvaunn Penn. She was inspired to write For Bo while closely following media coverage of the aftermath of Jean’s death, including watching the murder trial of Amber Guyger unfold in real time.
Performances will be presented virtually via online streaming across two weekends. Following the April 29 performance, Penn will be joined by intercultural and interdisciplinary professionals as well as special guests Allison Jean and Allisa Findley, Jean’s mother and sister, in a virtual community panel to facilitate conversations of cross-cultural understanding.