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To understand how we can best create this documentary play, we will be taking two trips. First, we will travel to Syracuse University, to work with archivists and professors there who have developed exhibitions based on the extensive African-American history archives there—as well as scholars in charge of the public memory project that for over a decade has documented an African-American neighborhood in transition. Following that trip, we will visit New York City, where we will work with acclaimed theater director José Joaquín Garcia to acquire a toolbox of theatrical performance elements. We will also schedule several visits from Mr. Garcia to our class to work with us throughout the year to assist us with the writing and rehearsal process.

SSIR Documenting a Changing Neighborhood: Houston, Texas 2015