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Jennifer Nelson reading New Black Math, an essay by Suzan-Lori Parks, at the Black Playwright's Convening in Washington, DC—January 2010


The Black Playwright's Convening presented a reading of "New Black Math" by Suzan-Lori Parks, performed by Jennifer L. Nelson, livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv in January 2010.

About the January 2010 convening: What stories are black playwrights allowed to tell in American theater today? What are the issues presented in their works and the challenges facing developing of new plays by black playwrights? American Voices New Play Institute at Arena Stage and Georgetown University present a free public reading of works in progress by black American playwrights Lydia Diamond, Marcus Gardley, Rha Goddess, Jennifer Nelson, Katori Hall, Paul Anthony Notice. The readings were followed by a Q&A with the audience. Convening participants included: Christina Anderson, Neil Barclay, Daniel Beaty, Pearl Cleage, Kia Corthron, Lydia Diamond, Karen Evans, Kamilah Forbes, Farrell Foreman, Marcus Gardley, Sandra Gibson, Danai Gurira, Katori Hall, Paul Carter Harrison, Jackie Lawton, Jennifer Nelson, Paul Anthony Notice, Lynn Nottage, Robert O'Hara, Psalmayene 24, Rha Goddess, Nikkole Salter, Dominic Taylor, Regina Taylor, David Emerson Toney, Shay Wafer, Talvin Wilks, and Tracey Scott Wilson.

To see the full report from this convening, click here.

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