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Tulsa '21:

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From 2016-18, as part of Tara's dissertation work, she returned to her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma where she grew up never hearing about the Tulsa Race Massacre and Black Wall Street. Using story circles to engage with community members in North Tulsa who have long been affected by this buried history, she partnered with the Greenwood Cultural Center to hear stories and teach creative drama to children. She then created an original play, Tulsa '21: Black Wall Street which she directed with community members and produced for its 2018 premiere. It will be produced with World Stage Theatre Company for the 2021 centennial in Tulsa.

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