RepresentSTL is honored to have Dr. Keisha Ross, Clinical Psychologist, as our speaker and moderator for our next event. 

Join us for a pre-show conversation led by Dr. Ross. She will discuss the Contemporary Implications of Trans-Atlantic Slavery. Her talk will include connecting how historical, intergenerational trauma is present in modern day. She also will address how historical and intergenerational trauma impacts help-seeking behaviors for Black people; and strategies for coping and healing from racial trauma.


Cost: $10 tickets (includes pre-show conversation & a ticket to the 8 PM performance of Confederates)
Use promo code REPRESENTSTL at checkout to get discounted price.

Date: Friday, February 24, 2023

Time: 6 PM Pre-show Event Begins | 8 PM Show/Confederates Begins

Location: Community Music School on the campus of Webster University
535 Garden Ave, St. Louis, MO 63119
(The performance will be next door at the Loretto-Hilton Center - 130 Edgar Rd.)

Pre-show event seats are limited, so get your tickets today! 
(Please look out for a second email within 24-48 hours after you purchase your tickets with more event details.) 



About The Play - Confederates

An enslaved rebel turned Union spy and a tenured professor in a modern-day private university are having parallel experiences of institutionalized racism, despite existing more than a century apart. MacArthur Genius Award-Winning Playwright, Dominique Morisseau, brilliantly bends the continuum of time and weaves together the stark realities of racial and gender bias both women face in this illuminating drama.

About The Playwright - DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU

As a luminary in the theatre industry, Morisseau is also known as the Tony-nominated author of the book turned Broadway musical,  Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations that St. Louis audiences may remember from its run at The Fabulous Fox Theatre in 2022. She also authored The Detroit Project (A 3-Play Cycle) which includes Skeleton Crew (soon to be performed at The Black Rep), and most recently served as Co-Producer on the Showtime series Shameless. Morisseau has also won a myriad of awards, including the Spirit of Detroit Award, TEER Trailblazer Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, NBFT August Wilson Playwriting Award, Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship and the Variety’s Women of Impact for 2017-18.

About The Speaker - Dr. Keisha Ross

Dr. Keisha Ross graduated from Saint Louis University with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She is a full-time psychologist at St. Louis Veterans Healthcare System. Prior to joining the St. Louis Veteran staff, she has practiced in school-based, independent, community mental health, and corrections settings. Her specialty areas include treating and understanding complex trauma, cultural competence emphasized to race/ethnicity with the intersecting identities of religion/spirituality, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. In addition to clinical services, Dr. Ross is also an educator, trainer, clinical supervisor, leader/advocate, consultant, and innovator with subject matter expertise in race-based stress/trauma.

Dr. Ross is a member of several local and national organizations holding executive membership and officer positions. She is a past president of Missouri Psychological Association (MOPA). She is a founding member of the present MOPA Diversity Committee, as well as Diversity Committee Chairperson. She also is an executive member of the Association of Black Psychologists (Saint Louis Chapter). Her leadership in these organizations has helped to increase awareness about minority mental health issues and improving conditions for marginalized communities. Her passion is in decreasing stigma about mental health with focus on advocacy/empowerment in urban minority areas and underserved populations.

As Owner of New Horizon Psychological Services, Dr. Ross provides local, national, and international trainings on diversity and inclusion and cultural competence with an emphasis on the impacts of historical/intergenerational trauma on communities of color. She also serves as a Forensic consultant with public defender attorneys across the state as an expert in the impacts of historical/intergenerational trauma and the intersection with structural and institutional racism in an effort to reduce iniquities of high incarceration rates and unfair sentencing for African Americans.

Unable to attend our affinity night? Confederates runs until March 5, 2023, and we'd love for you to come to another performance that fits your schedule. Please use promo code HERSTORY for 30% off single tickets to other dates. 

Disclaimer: This offer is not valid on previously purchased tickets and cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or discount.