Black Women Walking

  • Ballantyne Auditorium (Reserved)

    6301 Kirkwood Boulevard Southwest
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
Ticket Price $0.00-$30.00 This event is now over

"Black Women Walking," written by Karen F. Williams. Adapted and Directed by Kevvin L. Taylor. Produced by seek first entertainment. Runtime: 90 minutes (no intermission).


"Black Women Walking" is an award-winning, breathtaking theatrical production that combines monologues, movement, music, and multimedia to bring to life the stories of courageous black heroines who changed the course of American history. Join us for two performances: Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 3, at 3 p.m., both in Ballantyne Auditorium on Kirkwood Community College's campus. A question-and-answer session will follow each performance. This production is hosted by Kirkwood Community College and the African American Museum of Iowa.


Featuring an all-female cast, "Black Women Walking" weaves together an ensemble of lived experiences and perspectives that elicit from audiences laughter, tears, and praises, as it journeys through the stories of Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Bessie Coleman, Fannie Lou Hamer. Willie Mae Ford Smith. lda B. Wells, and so many more. This riveting theatrical production is packed with emotional power and shows any audience that the strength of women can only fully be realized and acknowledged in the present by looking back, embracing and celebrating the past. 


"Black Women Walking" educates, entertains, and encourages! It is a classic tale of finding strength in the struggle, appropriate for all ages, and has a message for everyone. Women and young girls are empowered with a sense of sisterhood, self-confidence, and pride. Men and young boys see beyond the images of women portrayed in our culture and media, leading to healthier, respect-based attitudes and behavior. Layered with soul-stirring songs, interpretive dance, and dramatic multimedia imagery, this award-winning theatrical production is an opportunity for parents to share a positive learning experience with their children, and educators can use it as a tool for teaching important lessons of history, diversity, and social interaction.


Performances will be held at Ballantyne Auditorium on Kirkwood Community College’s campus, located at 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids. Enter campus at the southwest entrance, at the corner of Kirkwood Blvd. SW and Tower Rd. SW. Travel east on Tower Rd. SW, and take a left to stay on Tower Rd. SW as it continues northeast into campus. You will see ample parking and a building marked “Ballantyne Auditorium.”


From there, you will be inside Iowa Hall in an entrance area near an Information Desk and Coffee Shop. Head straight to a set of downward stairs, and take those stairs directly down to the Ballantyne Auditorium entrance on the right. 


Venue Details

Ballantyne Auditorium (Reserved)

6301 Kirkwood Boulevard Southwest
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404 Ballantyne Auditorium (Reserved)