Aziza-Mistral Sullivan: “Let Them Hear You”

In 2012, Duke put on the largest theater production in its history: Ragtime, a collaboration of the theater, music, and dance departments, as well as student groups Hoof ‘n’ Horn, the Duke Chamber Players, and the Duke Marketing Club. Make Them Hear You, an audio-visual slideshow named for one of the musical’s most climactic scenes, seeks to document how the coming together of so many varied groups would play itself out behind the scenes of a show that focuses so closely on the injustice of segregation.

Aziza Sullivan is an English major from the Californian Bay Area, and is working on her certificate in policy journalism in addition to documentary studies. She has an embarrassingly absurd obsession with musical theater, so this all works out rather well.