Keesha's House has been performed in two ways, from a script, and from the book itself. I have been amazed and impressed by young actors’ ability to memorize and interpret the long monologues.
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Keesha's House on Stage
A few of the performances have been:
Fort Wayne Youtheatre presented the World Premiere of Keesha's House at the Performing Arts Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana April 24 and 25, 2004.
On May 27-29, 2004 Janet Casson directed a performance of Keesha's House at the Old Arizona in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In this performance, the actors performed the poems directly from the book.
On November 9-12, 2004, students at Hopkins High School, in Minnetonka, Minnesota, directed by John Trow, performed the poems using the book.
On April 23-24, 2005, Cara Gorman and Micah J.L. Kronlokken produced Keesha’s House as their senior theatre project in Mankato Minnesota. (See cast photo at right.)
March 24, 2006: Geyer Middle School, Fort Wayne, Indiana, directed by Kathy Connely.
Below: Simone Mudd as Keesha (World Premiere, Fort Wayne Youtheatre, Fort Wayne, Indiana)