10 Weeks In Jamaica: Theatre Conversations from Jamaica to The World!

Ten weekly conversations with Jamaica's leading theatre artists exploring the histories, memories and remedies of the Jamaican stage.

Often seen as an ideal tropical vacation destination, the island nation of Jamaica is a tourism and cultural hub of the Caribbean known globally for its ska and reggae music, world class sprinters, high grade ganja, endless sunshine and beautiful beaches. Yet, Jamaica possesses a theatrical legacy that contains catalytic approaches to decolonization, language reclamation, indigenous narrative formation, community development and nation building. As the world focuses on achieving racial equity, the rich history and contemporary narratives of the Jamaican stage provides valuable learnings for theatre practitioners and audiences in search of models and memories of progressive community building through the arts.

Title and details of event, with headshots of the participants, and a photo of people on a stage under blue light kneeling with arms raised.
Leaders of a New Stage
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Leaders of a New Stage

10 Weeks In Jamaica: Theater Conversations from Jamaica to The World!

Sunday 27 December 2020
Jamaica

Akiba Abaka Arts presented the conversation Leaders of a New Stage as a part of the 10 Weeks in Jamaica series livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 27 December 2020 at 1 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 3 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 4 p.m. EST (Kingston, UTC -5).

Afro-Futurism and the Jamaican Stage
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Afro-Futurism and the Jamaican Stage

10 Weeks In Jamaica: Theater Conversations from Jamaica to The World!

Sunday 3 January 2021
Jamaica

Akiba Abaka Arts presented the conversation Afro-Futurism and the Jamaican Stage as a part of the 10 Weeks in Jamaica series livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 3 January 2021 at 1 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 3 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 4 p.m. EST (Kingston, UTC -5).

Text with details of the livestream and headshots of the speakers. The background is a rainbow in the shape of Jamaica.
Queer Narratives from the Jamaican Stage
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Queer Narratives from the Jamaican Stage

10 Weeks In Jamaica: Theater Conversations from Jamaica to The World!

Sunday 20 December 2020
Jamaica

Akiba Abaka Arts presented the conversation Queer Narratives from the Jamaican Stage as a part of the 10 Weeks in Jamaica series livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 20 December 2020 at 1 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 3 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 4 p.m. EST (Kingston, UTC -5).

Livestreaming a Conversation: Jamaican playwrights answer George Bernard Shaw (Part 2)
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Livestreaming a Conversation: Jamaican playwrights answer George Bernard Shaw (Part 2)

10 Weeks In Jamaica: Theater Conversations from Jamaica to The World!

Sunday 13 December 2020
Jamaica

Akiba Abaka Arts presented the conversation Jamaican Playwrights Answer George Bernard Shaw (Part 2) as a part of the 10 Weeks in Jamaica series livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 13 December 2020 at 1 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 3 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 4 p.m. EST (Kingston, UTC -5).

Jamaican Playwrights Answer George Bernard Shaw (Part 1)
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Jamaican Playwrights Answer George Bernard Shaw (Part 1)

10 Weeks In Jamaica: Theater Conversations from Jamaica to The World!

Sunday 6 December 2020
Jamaica

Akiba Abaka Arts presented the conversation Jamaican Playwrights Answer George Bernard Shaw (Part 1) as a part of the 10 Weeks in Jamaica series livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 6 December 2020 at 1 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 3 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 4 p.m. EST (Kingston, UTC -5).

Dancehall Reggae and the Nettleford Effect
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Dancehall Reggae and the Nettleford Effect

10 Weeks In Jamaica: Theater Conversations from Jamaica to The World!

Sunday 29 November 2020
United States

Akiba Abaka Arts presented the conversation Dancehall Reggae and the Nettleford Effect as a part of the 10 Weeks in Jamaica series livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 29 November 2020 at 1 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 3 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 4 p.m. EST (Kingston, UTC -5).

The Business of the Jamaican Stage (Jambiz and Whirlwind Entertainment)
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The Business of the Jamaican Stage (Jambiz and Whirlwind Entertainment)

10 Weeks In Jamaica: Theater Conversations from Jamaica to The World!

Sunday 22 November 2020
Jamaica

Akiba Abaka Arts presented the conversation The Business of the Jamaican Stage (Jambiz and Whirlwind Entertainment) as a part of the 10 Weeks in Jamaica series livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 22 November 2020 at 1 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 3 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 4 p.m. EST (Kingston, UTC -5).

Jamaican Roots Theatre, Then and Now
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Jamaican Roots Theatre, Then and Now

10 Weeks In Jamaica: Theater Conversations from Jamaica to The World!

Sunday 15 November 2020
Jamaica

Akiba Abaka Arts presented the conversation Decolonizing Pantomime: The Little Theatre Movement and Miss Lou as a part of the 10 Weeks in Jamaica series livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 15 November 2020 at 1 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 3 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 4 p.m. EST (Kingston, UTC -5).

Decolonizing Pantomime: The Little Theatre Movement and Miss Lou
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Decolonizing Pantomime: The Little Theatre Movement and Miss Lou

10 Weeks In Jamaica: Theater Conversations from Jamaica to The World!

Sunday 8 November 2020
Jamaica

Akiba Abaka Arts presented the conversation Decolonizing Pantomime: The Little Theatre Movement and Miss Lou as a part of the 10 Weeks in Jamaica series livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 8 November 2020 at 1 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 3 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 4 p.m. EST (Kingston, UTC -5).

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Whatever happened to the Ward Theatre?
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Whatever happened to the Ward Theatre?

10 Weeks In Jamaica: Theater Conversations from Jamaica to The World!

Sunday 1 November 2020
Jamaica

Akiba Abaka Arts presented the conversation Whatever happened to the Ward Theatre? as a part of 10 Weeks in Jamaica livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 1 November 2020 at 1 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 3 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 4 p.m. EST (Kingston, UTC -5).

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