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One Day We’ll Realize Our Shoulders Aren’t Raised to Our Ears
Essay

One Day We’ll Realize Our Shoulders Aren’t Raised to Our Ears

Mad-Libs for a Culture Shift

by Nia Farrell
17 February 2021
Black Spatial Relics
Video

Black Spatial Relics

Celebrating and learning from the centuries-long Black freedom dialectic between the Caribbean and Philadelphia

Tuesday 23 February to Saturday 27 February 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Livestreaming a Conversation: #DeafWoke
Video

Livestreaming a Conversation: #DeafWoke

A virtual consciousness-raising online talk show, led by Black and Native American Deaf host Mr. Antoine Hunter PurpleFireCrow

Thursday 22 April 2021
United States
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The New Black Fest
Essay

The New Black Fest

13 April 2011

Keith Josef Adkins speaks on his experience working to "diversify within our diversity" and provide fresh black narratives to the canon of American theatre.

Interview with Karen Evans
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Interview with Karen Evans

6 February 2011

In this installment of the series From Scarcity to Abundance: Capturing the Moment for the New Work Sector, Anthony Werner interviews Karen L.B. Evans of the Black Women Playwrights' Group on the future and the intersection of technology and live theatre.

Jennifer Nelson reading New Black Math, an essay by Suzan-Lori Parks, at the Black Playwright's Convening
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Jennifer Nelson reading New Black Math, an essay by Suzan-Lori Parks, at the Black Playwright's Convening

01 January 2010
Washington, D.C., United States

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.

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#DeafWoke
Series

#DeafWoke

A virtual consciousness-raising online talk show, led by Black and Native American Deaf host Mr. Antoine Hunter PurpleFireCrow

NBT @ HOME Presents An "Unbought & Unbossed" Conversation
Series

NBT @ HOME Presents An "Unbought & Unbossed" Conversation

A digital conversation series about the dynamic legacy of Shirley Chisholm and reclaiming our vote.

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National Black Theatre @ Home — Founder's Month
Series

National Black Theatre @ Home — Founder's Month

A letter to the future

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Daughters of Lorraine Podcast
Series

Daughters of Lorraine Podcast

This podcast centers and privileges the narratives of Black theatremakers, scholars, and audiences while also underscoring the need for understanding the influence of Black theatre on the American theatre landscape.

screen shot of a tweet by @pangmeli that reads "I’m all for activist communities, queer communities etc, but communities are few and far between. what we have more of are scenes. Two signs that it’s a scene: it doesn’t have multiple generations (children, elders) and the members all have a suspiciously similar aesthetic."
Conversations Across Generations
Series

Conversations Across Generations

Dialogues with UK based Performance Artists

Each of the dialogues in this series speaks of the connection between political activism, creativity, and spirituality— and highlights the importance of intergenerational knowledge-sharing for the future of the Live Arts and Theatre sectors of the UK.

#BLKARTS Presents: Black Womyn Going Dark!
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#BLKARTS Presents: Black Womyn Going Dark!

Erin Washington and Deanna Downes explore the history and legacy of Black women in the performing arts.

Afrolatin@ Theatre
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Afrolatin@ Theatre

This series highlights many outstanding Afrolatin@ theatre artists around the United States who diligently offer the world their art.

State of Black Theatre
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State of Black Theatre

This series explores the current state of Black theatre and its role in the American theatre landscape.