Category Archives: Tampa, FL

Getting There: “the road weeps…” Takes Shape

The parts are cast and the full production team is in place as the fourth and final production of the road weeps, the well runs dry takes shape at the University of South Florida. The costume shop’s sewing machines have … Continue reading

Posted in Tampa, FL, Volume XI. Mar-April 2014 |
Getting Closer Every Day

A breathless “whew!” pretty much sums up Fanni Green’s reaction to the whirlwind of activity that has kept her on the run in the months leading up to April’s production of the road weeps, the well runs dry at the University … Continue reading

Posted in Tampa, FL, Volume X. Dec-Feb 2014 |
One Semester Away!

USF Theatre Professor Fanni Green measures the year in terms of semesters. That being the case, USF’s production of “the road weeps, the well is dry” is one semester away. And that’s close for someone who is currently teaching three … Continue reading

Posted in Tampa, FL, Volume IX. Oct-Nov 2013 |
A Community Full of Storytellers

How to address the community engagement aspect of developing “the road weeps, the well runs dry” presented a challenge for the play’s director, Professor Fanni Green. She came up with an idea that would include people beyond the University of … Continue reading

Posted in Tampa, FL, Volume VIII. August-September 2013 |
Director Fanni Green Engages the Community In and Around USF

At the heart of the road weeps, the well runs dry is the telling of a story that has been neglected in the United States’ sense of itself. In fact, you couldn’t ask for a more “all-American” story: the intersection … Continue reading

Posted in Tampa, FL, Volume VII. May-July 2013 |
Building a Community of Partners and More

University South Florida (USF) is the only educational institution in a five-theatre consortium brought together to produce a new play about Florida’s Black Seminoles. Juneau, Alaska’s Perseverance Theatre, the Los Angeles Theatre Center, the Pillsbury House Theatre in Minneapolis and … Continue reading

Posted in Tampa, FL, Volume VI. Jan-April 2013 |
​Black Indian Slave Narratives

As director of Marcus Gardley’s play, the road weeps, the well runs dry, I am intrigued with the theme of migration’. As we prepare here for the upcoming production next year, I think of my own family’s migration story. I … Continue reading

Posted in Tampa, FL, Volume V. July-August 2012 |
The Road Weeps Goes to College

(Note: this story is from our previous Volume III; please stay tuned for our next Bulletin for a new story from the University of South Florida.) The University of South Florida’s School of Theatre and Dance (SOTAD), welcomed representatives from … Continue reading

Posted in Tampa, FL, Volume IV. May-June 2012 |
A Collective History

I met with Fanni Green recently at The Bricks, a restaurant with red brick walls and skater-influenced art in Ybor City, a neighborhood in Tampa once home to several immigrant communities and many cigar factories.  We talked about the next … Continue reading

Posted in Tampa, FL, Volume II. Jan-Feb 2012 |
Making Connections: The Director, The Guide, The Storyteller

Though “Road Weeps and the Well Runs Dry” will be staged in Florida two years from now, the play’s director, Professor Fannie Green, is not wasting any time preparing for the production. “I want to be saturated with information,” said … Continue reading

Posted in Tampa, FL, Volume I. Nov-Dec 2011 |