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Category Archives: The State of Black Theatre

Clinton Lowe, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Sidiki Fofana, and Donnell E. Smith in “Kill Move Paradise” at National Black Theatre. (Photo by Alan C. Edwards)

It’s not just cinema that is having a much-ballyhooed Wakanda moment. Theatres across the U.S. are staging a wider array than ever of plays reflecting varied experiences of the African American diaspora. But are Black-run institutions faring as well as some individual artists, and getting the credit and funding they deserve for building audiences and careers? This issue looks at the state of Black arts onstage from creative, business, and justice angles.

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