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New Orleans, Louisiana
Friday 28 April 2023

Where The Suga Still Sweet Pre-Show Talk

A Pre-Show Discussion Featuring Playwright Brian Egland, Director Lauren Turner Hines, & Facilitator Dr. Laura Adderley

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Friday 28 April 2023

No Dream Deferred presents a Where The Suga Still Sweet Pre-Show Talk livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Friday 28 April 2023 at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 7 p.m. CDT (New Orleans, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

This is a pre-show conversation with Playwright Brian Egland, Director Lauren Turner Hines, & Facilitator Dr. Laura Adderley as they cover important themes that are present during Where The Suga Still Sweet.

Brian Egland is a Louisiana based artist from the small town of Breaux Bridge. He is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he was honored with the distinction of being the Outstanding Graduate of ULL’s Performing Arts Department. Since the time of his senior project, Brian, as a playwright, has had his works become Official Selections of the Atlanta & DC Black Theatre Festivals, produced as audio plays through No Dream Deferred’s Writer's Lounge, and streamed through Cicada Radio, he’s received placement in the former Southern Rep Theatre’s 4D program, residency with the Mississippi Center for Cultural Production as one of their RPPL Artists, semifinalist and finalist candidacy in The National Black Theatre’s I AM Soul Playwriting residency respectfully in 2020 and 2022, and in 2021 Brian returned to UL Lafayette where he wrote and directed a piece titled Boxes In The Ground that streamed on Broadway On Demand and received Honorable Mention in their Stage/Screen Shorts film festival.

Dr. Laura Rosanne Adderley specializes in the history of the African diaspora, the Atlantic slave trade, Black enslavement in the Americas, and Caribbean history. She is the author of “New Negroes from Africa”: Slave Trade Abolition and Free African Settlement in the Nineteenth-Century Caribbean (Indiana University Press, 2006). She is currently working on a second book project tentatively entitled, Archives of Atlantic Abolition: Slave Trade Records, Slave Ship Survivors, and the Everyday Politics of Freedom.

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