kent State: A Requiem

by J. Gregory Payne, Ph.D.

Kent State: A Requiem posterKent State: A Requiem written by J. Gregory Payne, is a dramatic and factual examination of the events of May 4 from the perspective of Mrs. Florence Schroeder, whose son Bill was one of the 4 students killed. The play was first performed as a Readers Theatre production as Kent State: A Wake at Yale University and Occidental College in 1976. This piece formed the roots for Kent State: A Requiem which toured at various colleges across the nation in 1980. It was performed at Kent State in 1990 and in 1995 as part of the commemoration program.

Video - clip from a performance (2.79MB)

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