Theatre TCU presents For Bo: A Play Inspired by the Murder of Botham Jean by Officer Amber Guyger
Theatre TCU will present a staged reading of a new original play, For Bo: A Play Inspired by the Murder of Botham Jean by Officer Amber Guyger. Through a fictional narrative, For Bo explores the issues that lead to Jean’s death and how society grapples with the resulting trauma.
Following the staged reading, an interdisciplinary panel of representatives from across the TCU campus and other community leaders will join the all-student cast and playwright and director Ayvaunn Penn for a discussion to promote cross-cultural understanding. Penn, a Theatre TCU professor, 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.
Theatre TCU’s staged reading of For Bo exemplifies its commitment to fostering talent, creativity, and exploration of new work among students and faculty; this event will mark the first time For Bo is performed for a public audience.
The reading will take place in room 130 of Betsy and Steve Palko Hall.