JOYCE HERGENHAN AUDITORIUM, NEWHOUSE 3
Directors Jeremy S. Levine & Landon Van Soest in attendance
After a school fight lands 17-year old Daje Shelton in a court-supervised alternative high school, she’s determined to turn things around and make a better future for herself and her rough St. Louis neighborhood. Focusing on school is tough as she loses multiple friends to gun violence, falls in love for the first time and becomes pregnant with a boy, Ahkeem, just as Ferguson erupts a few miles down the road. For Ahkeem illuminates challenges that many Black teenagers face in America today.