The National Black Theatre presented their Public Summit, Is Black Theatre Sustainable?: From Sustainability to Collectivity, livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at on Thursday 7 August at 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EDT.

Is Black Theatre Sustainable?: From Sustainability to Collectivity
This Public Summit will feature a panel discussion exploring how to collectively activate resources and partnerships to thrive as an artistic community. Moderated by Dafina McMillan, (Theatre Communications Group's Director of Communications, Conferences and TCG's Diversity & Inclusion Initiative), featured panelists include:

  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Director/Actor/Producer
  • Alia Jones-Harvey, Broadway Producer
  • Kwame Kwei-Armah, Artistic Director, CenterStage
  • Carmen Morgan, Catalyst Co-Core Facilitator
  • Bridgit Antoinette Evans, Arts Activist/Playwright

The Public Summit is open to the general public ($10 suggested donation) and will be held in New York City at the National Black Theatre (2031 National Black Theatre Way) in the Temple Space. There will be a wine reception immediately to follow.

Is Black Theatre Sustainable? is the culminating event of the National Black Theatre’s Catalyst: Moving the Black Theatre Legacy Forward, a four-day intensive with twenty of the nation’s leading Black theatres where they will be tackling the financial and structural crisis Black theaters face nationwide.  For more information on Catalyst go here

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