A theater company featuring alumni from several historically black colleges will soon travel to Charlotte to perform at the Democratic National Convention in Sept. The group, which will perform Blood Sisters the Musical, a show produced and acted by graduates of Florida A&M, Miles and Alabama State, is raising money to travel to the DNC, and to expand awareness for the show.
“I’m really overjoyed,” said Jacquelyn Graham, an Alabama State University theatre performance grad and creator of Blood Sisters, who taught middle school while earning her MFA in theater from the University of Florida before moving to Orlando to work for Disney, where she met co-writer Harris. “It’s nothing short of a miracle that we’ve been invited. People connect to this music. We’ve had men leave the theater crying. There is a healing message for families in this music.”