American Ethnic

By Usman Ally, Idris Goodwin, and Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai
Directed by Nick Sandys
March 12 – 29, 2009

This spring, join us for American Ethnic – the third annual production of Remy Bumppo thinkTank. American Ethnic is an original, collaborative work created and performed by nationally recognized spoken word artists Usman Ally, Idris Goodwin, and Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai. The piece combined hip-hop, spoken word, and theater aesthetics to examine the mass media’s role in perpetuating cultural norms surrounding race and gender. World Premiere!


Usman Ally
Idris Goodwin
Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai


Nick Sandys- Director
Amy Bertacini- Production Stage Manager
Tim Morrison- Scenic Designer
Samantha C. Jones- Costume Designer
Stephanette Isabel Smith- Lighting Designer
Nick Keenan- Sound Designer