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My Name is Myeisha (2018)

My Name Is Myeisha (original title)
My Name Is Myeisha is a hip-hop musical inspired by the 1998 police shooting of California teen Tyisha Miller (as well as countless other acts of police brutality against African American ... See full summary »

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Gus Krieger
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Rhaechyl Walker ... Myeisha
John Merchant John Merchant
Dominique Toney ... Roni
Dee Dee Stephens ... Kai
Rickerby Alexander Brown-Hinds Rickerby Alexander Brown-Hinds ... Freddy
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Warren Burke Warren Burke ... Dontrell
Gregg Daniel ... Uncle Darnell
Elaine Lockhart ... Aunt Gwen
Trevor Williams ... Police Officer
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My Name Is Myeisha is a hip-hop musical inspired by the 1998 police shooting of California teen Tyisha Miller (as well as countless other acts of police brutality against African American citizens) and adapted from the internationally acclaimed play, Dreamscape. At the moment of Myeisha's death at the hands of police, she guides us inside her mind and muses over the life she will be leaving behind, told through hip-hop, spoken word poetry, and dance.

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23 February 2020 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

Scripted as a look back, in a musical stage play sort of way, at the life of Tyisha Miller who died while slightly comatose sitting in a car w/a gun in her lap. As she suddenly became alert she supposedly reached for the gun in her lap which resulted in several officers outside the car firing nearly 24 rounds into the car a dozen of which hit her. I once faced a similar situation while traveling the country I would sometimes sleep in my vehicle at rest stops. I also had a gun in plain view. I too was awakened at night w/bright lights shinning into my car and several police w/guns drawn. The problem is your awakening consciousness cannot process the voices & you are blinded by the lights so you don't know. Police protect themselves first, e.g. a person with a knife 30 to 50' away is an easy target for at least half a dozen high caliber at lower torso disabling shots before they have gone 10' yet they aim higher to kill.


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21 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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