Spirits Of The Mississippi River

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By: Donyail Linsey

Spirits of the Mississippi River can be summarized into three topics: greed, the Blues, and the supernatural. In the 50s era, the Delta blues is becoming the thing of the past and at this moment gives birth to a new genre of music: rock-’n-roll. Every decade of man’s existence, a new form of music always seems to emerge. This play, written about the deep history of Mississippi and its rich principles, lets the reader grasp hold of the dark memories of the past and rewrite the wrong.

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Spirits of the Mississippi River can be summarized into three topics: greed, the Blues, and the supernatural. In the 50s era, the Delta blues is becoming the thing of the past and at this moment gives birth to a new genre of music: rock-’n-roll. Every decade of man’s existence, a new form of music always seems to emerge. This play, written about the deep history of Mississippi and its rich principles, lets the reader grasp hold of the dark memories of the past and rewrite the wrong.

Professor Linsey taught theatre in the public schools for six years prior to landing a Tech Director position at Texas Southern University, where he has been for the past four years. He is a proud father of two boys, De’Arien and August, and is married to his lovely wife, Jacquelyn U. Linsey. Donyail has been involved as an actor in community theatrical productions well over 30 years at Encore Theatre. In addition to directing, Professor Linsey has penned three two-act plays. Onstage he has directed several plays for Encore Theatre of Houston, TX, and has performed major roles in classical works such as Oedipus, Equus, Macbeth, and Of Mice and Men. He is very passionate about theatre education and often hosts workshops on acting, directing, and technical production.
Professor Linsey earned a BA in Theatre from Texas Southern University and a Master’s in Theatre from Texas A&M University Commerce. He is currently working on a full-length anthology of his original works for the theatre to be published soon.

Published: 2022
Page Count: 154