Livestreamed on this page Saturday 6 June at 8 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 9 p.m. MDT (Albuquerque) / 10 p.m. CDT (Austin) / 11 p.m. EDT (New York).
Our Life: The Black Youth Stories, an original production presented at the University of California Irvine
Our Life: The Black Youth Stories, an original production presented at the University of California, Irvine, livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 6 June at 8 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 9 p.m. MDT (Albuquerque) / 10 p.m. CDT (Austin) / 11 p.m. EDT (New York).
Our Life: The Black Youth Stories is a production of carefully pieced stories from black Americans about the black experience in America. Specifically, these narratives will focus on the experience of black youths, past and present, forced to view their blackness as limitation and the lasting effects these limitations create. Our intent is to develop a performance piece that creates a conversation about the current climate of black America, compares it to the conditions of the past, and fosters dialogue on how we can begin to navigate the continuing adversity.
There will be talkbacks held after each performance to allow an open forum during which audience members may express their thoughts about the issues at hand as well as the production's process and message.
Our Life: The Black Youth Stories Project
Written by Ross Jackson, Megan Gainey, Taylor Fagins
Based upon stories collected from black Americans about the black experience in America
Directed by Amanda Novoa
Scenic design by Morgan Price
Projection design by Glenn Michael Baker
Costume design by Kaitlyn Kaufman
Lighting design by Jamie Eby
Sound designer/composition by Mark Caspary & Brian Svoboda
Stage managed by Alex Meyer and Caitlin Bosworth
Christopher Bearden, Taylor Fagins, and Maribel Martinez
Conceived and Produced by Ross Jackson
Produced by Joel Veenstra
Supported by and developed by countless others including New Narratives: Conversations on Identities & Culture and the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Drama Department.
About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email email@example.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.