In November, Torii Millet was elected to Pyramid Theatre Company’s Board of Directors. The Pyramid Theatre Company was formed in 2015 and is devoted to producing both old and new works by Black playwrights and providing a medium for the artistic expression of emerging Black voices in the Des Moines community.
Torii will serve a three-year term and aims to help Pyramid fulfill its vision of bringing art and opportunity to minority communities.
“Joining the Pyramid Theatre Board is a perfect fit for me - it combines my love of art, my professional interest in business organization, and my passion for uplifting marginalized groups. Marian Wright Edelman, the first black woman to pass the Mississippi Bar, said, ’You can’t be what you can’t see.’ For everyone, but particularly black people and people of color, it’s so important that we help each other see what is possible, to help each other realize our full potential. I’m excited to help showcase the contributions of Black creatives, including performers in central Iowa.”
Pyramid produces two shows annually, most recently “How I Learned What I Learned,” and “Too Heavy for Your Pocket,” performed at Stoner Theatre within the Des Moines Civic Center.