This month Brian talks to a writer inspired by the music his parents made when he was young, as well as by the diverse biographies and interests of the playwrights he admires.
A look at 3 companies of color who are making theatre that’s local, new, and inventive.
This month Woodzick talks with the writer of ‘Amani’ about Black futures, expansive visions of gender, and how an archivist can be an activist.
In ‘Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family’ and ‘The Gospel Woman’ this journalist-turned-playwright recovers overlooked histories—and that work started at home.
From Arkansas to Harlem, theatres are using lobbies, rooftops, exhibition spaces, and more to expand the ways they can gather and engage their communities.
The groundbreaking Harlem company has broken literal ground, in plans for a prominent part within a mixed-use high-rise.
Theatres from New York to Houston, brought together by Chicago director Chuck Smith, are joining forces to advance and advocate for their work.
From festival readings to benefit cabarets, on-demand stage captures to immersive soundscapes, there’s no shortage of at-home theatre.
The 2020 cohort includes Ayanna Berkshire, Tonia Jackson, Stephen Wolfert, Leila Buck, Shannon Dorsey, and Moses Goods.
The founder of Harlem’s National Black Theatre strove to make art that would liberate and heal.