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Livestreaming a Conversation: "Unbought & Unbossed"
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Livestreaming a Conversation: "Unbought & Unbossed"

Part Three: To Be UNBOSSED ft. Dianne Smith and Lady Dane

Thursday 29 October 2020
United States
Livestreaming a Conversation: "Unbought & Unbossed"
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Livestreaming a Conversation: "Unbought & Unbossed"

Part Two: Issues Facing Black Women's Lives and Liberation Today ft. Rhonda Ross, Stephanie Young, and Risha Rox

Thursday 15 October 2020
United States
Livestreaming a Conversation: "Unbought & Unbossed"
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Livestreaming a Conversation: "Unbought & Unbossed"

Part One: The History of Black Women as Political Drivers ft. Shola Lynch, Candice Hoyes, and Val Jeanty

Thursday 1 October 2020
United States
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
Livestreaming a Conversation: "Unbought & Unbossed"
Video

Livestreaming a Conversation: "Unbought & Unbossed"

Part Three: To Be UNBOSSED ft. Dianne Smith and Lady Dane

Thursday 29 October 2020
United States

NBT @ HOME presents an "Unbought & Unbossed" Conversation livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 29 October at 3 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 5 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 6 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

Livestreaming a Conversation: "Unbought & Unbossed"
Video

Livestreaming a Conversation: "Unbought & Unbossed"

Part Two: Issues Facing Black Women's Lives and Liberation Today ft. Rhonda Ross, Stephanie Young, and Risha Rox

Thursday 15 October 2020
United States

NBT @ HOME presents an "Unbought & Unbossed" Conversation livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 15 October at 3 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 5 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 6 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

black and white photo of policewoman with text black and blue
Livestreaming a Performance: Black and Blue
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Livestreaming a Performance: Black and Blue

Inspired by the real life and impact of Yvonne Bechet, who served as one of New Orleans’ first Black female police officers

Saturday 3 October 2020
United States

The Yvonne Bechet Theatre Project presents a reading of Black and Blue, a full-length play, livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 3 October at 12 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 3 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

A Black person holding a Vote sign in front of a US flag.
Livestreaming Regina Taylor's VOTE!
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Livestreaming Regina Taylor's VOTE!

Short plays and conversation exploring the African-American community's relationship with the political process.

Thursday 1 October 2020
USA

The Oaks Collective presents the livestreaming of Regina Taylor's VOTE! event — which includes short plays and conversation exploring the African-American community's relationship with the political process.

Livestreaming a Conversation: "Unbought & Unbossed"
Video

Livestreaming a Conversation: "Unbought & Unbossed"

Part One: The History of Black Women as Political Drivers ft. Shola Lynch, Candice Hoyes, and Val Jeanty

Thursday 1 October 2020
United States

NBT @ HOME presents an "Unbought & Unbossed" Conversation livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 1 October at 3 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 5 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 6 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

black text BANNED TOGETHER with red DL DF logo
Livestreaming Panels: Banned Together 2020: Banned BIPOC Writers
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Livestreaming Panels: Banned Together 2020: Banned BIPOC Writers

Highlighting writers who have been censored and cut from the theatrical canon due to America's racial prejudices
 

Thursday 1 October and Friday 2 October 2020
United States

The Dramatists Guild Legal Defense Fund (DLDF) and The Dramatists Guild Political Engagement Initiative present Banned Together 2020 livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 1 October and Friday 2 October 2020 at 12 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 3 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

Livestreaming a reading of Strange Fruit, Part II by Jon Bastian
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Livestreaming a reading of Strange Fruit, Part II by Jon Bastian

with LA Writers Center's "Breathe" online play reading series

Saturday 26 September 2020
United States

LA Writers Center presents a reading of Strange Fruit: Part II by Jon Bastian as a part of their "Breathe" online play reading series livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 26 September 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

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Livestreaming the Panel: (Re)Imagine Black Theater (ASL interpreted and live captioned)
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Livestreaming the Panel: (Re)Imagine Black Theater (ASL interpreted and live captioned)

A series by Seattle Rep that brings artists and community leaders together

Thursday 24 September 2020
United States

Seattle Rep presents (Re)Imagine Black Theater livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 24 September 2020 at 5 p.m. PDT (Seattle, UTC-7) / 6 p.m. MDT (Denver, UTC-6) / 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

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The Black in Black Musical Theatre
Podcast

The Black in Black Musical Theatre

Daughters of Lorraine Podcast Episode #8

23 September 2020

In this episode of the Daughters of Lorraine Podcast, hosts Jordan Ealey and Leticia Ridley discuss "What is a Black musical?" using James Baldwin's Amen Corner and Angelica Chéri's Gun and Powder.

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A Performance of Re-Re-Generation
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A Performance of Re-Re-Generation

Re-imagining performances originally created for Re-Fest 2020, CultureHub’s annual festival that brings together artists, technologists, and activists

Saturday 19 September 2020
Los Angeles, California

CultureHub LA presented a performance Re-Re-Generation livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 19 September 2020 at 7 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7) / 9 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 10 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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Psalm's Salons at Studio
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Psalm's Salons at Studio

A virtual dance party with conversation in collaboration with theatre-maker and emcee Psalmayene 24

Friday 18 September
United States

Studio Theatre presented Psalm's Salons at Studio livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 18 September at 2 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 4 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 5 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

poster with pictures of Samantha Figgins, Antoine Hunter, and the event description text.
#DeafWoke: An Evening with Samantha Figgins
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#DeafWoke: An Evening with Samantha Figgins

Samantha shares her #DeafWoke journey as a Black Hard of Hearing woman and professional dancer

Thursday 17 September 2020
United States

Urban Jazz Dance Company presented #DeafWoke: An Evening w/ Samantha Figgins livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 17 September 2020 at 4 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 7 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

Poster with headshots of speakers that says Black Live Matter.
To the Arts and beyond: What Does It Mean to Support Black Lives Matter? (ASL interpreted)
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To the Arts and beyond: What Does It Mean to Support Black Lives Matter? (ASL interpreted)

A Cultural Equity Learning Community panel featuring: Sadada Jackson, Martin Henson, Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, and Michael Bobbit, with music by Precious Perez

Thursday 10 September 2020
United States

The Cultural Equity Learning Community (CELC), an initiative of Arts Connect International, presented To the arts & beyond: What does it mean to support Black Lives Matter? which livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 10 September 2020 at 3 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 5 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 6 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

actors on stage with text PLAYS TO PROGRESS
Plays to Progress with Cori Thomas
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Plays to Progress with Cori Thomas

A brief performance followed by a conversation about the resonance of Lockdown, a work by Cori Thomas launched at the O’Neill

Wednesday 9 September 2020
United States

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center presented Plays to Progress with Cori Thomas livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 9 September at 3 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 5 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 6 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

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Beyond the Raisin: The Incredible Brief Life of Lorraine Hansberry
Podcast

Beyond the Raisin: The Incredible Brief Life of Lorraine Hansberry

Daughters of Lorraine Podcast Episode #7

9 September 2020

The Daughters of Lorraine Podcast returns for another episode where hosts Jordan Ealey and Leticia Ridely discuss Lorraine Hansberry's life, legacy, and other works of theatre and literature.

three people, text: "Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks. A Celebration of Black Joy. Virtual Event"
The 10th Annual Leimert Park Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks
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The 10th Annual Leimert Park Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks

A Celebration of Black Joy presented by LA Commons and the Leimert Park Art Walk

Sunday 30 August 2020
Los Angeles, California

LA Commons presented the 10th Annual Leimert Park Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 30 August 2020 at 2 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC-7) / 4 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 5 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

black and white poster of historical figures' faces
A reading of Strange Fruit, Part 1 by Jon Bastian
Video

A reading of Strange Fruit, Part 1 by Jon Bastian

with LA Writers Center's "Breathe" online play reading series

Saturday 29 August 2020
United States

LA Writers Center presented a reading of Strange Fruit by Jon Bastian as a part of their "Breathe" online play reading series livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv beginning Saturday 29 August 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

actors onstage
Dismantling Anti-Black Language
Essay

Dismantling Anti-Black Language

27 August 2020

Holly Derr interviews Lavina Jadhwani about the document she created called Dismantling Anti-Black Linguistic Racism in Theatre, which offers several examples of potentially anti-Black language, such as Ethiopian, master, and minstrel; their use in Shakespeare; why they might be problematic; and possible substitutions.

zoom video chat of several people
Melted Snow on Virtual Stages
Essay

Melted Snow on Virtual Stages

26 August 2020

Seattle-based Jasmine Mahmoud talks to New York–based Autumn Knight about Knight’s recent performance Our Water is Melted Snow, geography and audiences, and staging and presence across screens.

three people standing/sitting in a parking lot in front of cars with ribbons on sticks
A Time of Interrogation
Essay

A Time of Interrogation

27 July 2020

Teresa Coleman Wash reflects on how the current state of affairs has fueled an urgency to interrogate all systems of oppression and argues that it’s past time to stop holding Eurocentric theatres up as the pinnacle of success.

Event details and headshots of the talk participants.
The Download
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The Download

A conversation with National Black Theatre's creative team to talk about current events, uplift the legacy of NBT, reflect on Founder’s Month programming, and share visions for the future

Thursday 16 July 2020
Harlem NY United States

National Black Theatre presented The Download livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 16 July 2020 at 11:30 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10) / 1:30 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 2:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 4:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 5:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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Not Another Memory Play
Essay

Not Another Memory Play

Remember2019

16 July 2020

Ashley Teague, in partnership with Carlos Sirah, Arielle Julia Brown, Mauricio Tafur Salgado, and Yazmany Arboleda, talk about their eight-year durational, grassroots engagement with the Black community of the Arkansas Delta, Remember2019.

Text: Black Made That, and a headshot of Shá Cage
BLACK MADE THAT (Live-captioned)
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BLACK MADE THAT (Live-captioned)

A Community Salon to Center Blackness, Joy, and Truth-telling

Tuesday 14 July 2020
Minneapolis MN United States

Playwrights' Center presented BLACK MADE THAT livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 14 July 2020 at 5 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 6 p.m. MDT (Denver, UTC -6) / 7 p.m. CDT (Minneapolis, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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The Revival Is Coming
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The Revival Is Coming

A symposium of queer Black community leaders who are dedicated to radical healing through communal acts of jubilation

Thursday 9 July 2020
Harlem NY United States

National Black Theatre presented The Revival Is Coming livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 9 July 2020 at 11:30 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10) / 1:30 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 2:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 4:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 5:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

Event details and headshots of the talk participants.
Black To The Future: Building a Tomorrow
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Black To The Future: Building a Tomorrow

Join us as we talk with former I AM SOUL residents about envisioning a new future and exploring how to create radically free black spaces.

Thursday 2 July 2020
Harlem NY United States

National Black Theatre presented Black To The Future: Building a Tomorrow livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 2 July 2020 at 11:30 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC -10) / 1:30 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC -8) / 2:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 4:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 5:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).