Black Theatre

The rich tradition and current state of Black Theatre is explored in this content, including discussions analyzing contemporary work and pieces honoring trailblazers. Consider starting with the Daughters of Lorraine podcast, the Journal series on the state of Black theatre, or the Journal series on Black women in the performing arts.

The Latest

#DeafWoke with Raven Sutton
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#DeafWoke with Raven Sutton
A virtual consciousness-raising online talk show, led by Black and Native American Deaf host Mr. Antoine Hunter PurpleFireCrow
Tuesday 27 July 2021
United States
Creating a Platform for BIPOC, Deaf, and Hard-of-Hearing Artists
Podcast
Creating a Platform for BIPOC, Deaf, and Hard-of-Hearing Artists
With Michelle Banks of Visionaries of the Creative Arts
by Yura Sapi
21 July 2021
Literature Through a Black Woman's Lens
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Literature Through a Black Woman's Lens
Black female literary characters, over the centuries and in present time, are often marginalized. We will discuss how we can reshape and center our stories as women of color
Thursday 29 July 2021
United States
Jennifer Nelson reading New Black Math, an essay by Suzan-Lori Parks, at the Black Playwright's Convening
Video

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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Through A Black Woman’s Lens
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Through A Black Woman’s Lens

A six-part virtual panel series examining the world of Broadway, Hollywood, Business, Literature, Spirituality, Sexuality, Academia and Misogynoir through a Black Woman’s perspective

A 6-part series with some America’s leading Black women from the world of literature, film, academia, theater, tech and business

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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

Founded as a response to isolation and misinformation experienced during CoVID-19, #DeafWoke provides access to the Deaf BIPOC life stories, critical coverage of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, education, Arts, social justice and analysis of CoVID-19-related news for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened and Black Hearing communities.

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The Stories Women Carry
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The Stories Women Carry

Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent

The 6-episode season features leading writers, poets, directors, producers and interdisciplinary theatre-makers who will share their artistic practices and methodologies.

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

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

In tandem with its curated micro-commission series, "Unbought & Unbossed: Reclaiming Our Vote," National Black Theatre is hosting three NBT @ HOME conversations with its commissioned artists as well as community leaders and historians about the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, combating voter suppression, and our power to reclaim our vote.

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National Black Theatre @ Home — Founder's Month
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National Black Theatre @ Home — Founder's Month

A letter to the future

⁣About the Series: NBT @ HOME: Founder’s Month Edition is a four-part conversations series with artists and NBT Family around Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's legacy.

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Daughters of Lorraine Podcast
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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.

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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.