From March 10-16, 2013 HowlRound.com will publish a week-long series of articles from leading African American theater organizations and practitioners from across the country on the STATE OF BLACK THEATER in America.
On Thursday, March 14 from 2-3pm EST, curator Jonathan McCrory will host a twitter session with participating organizations and practitioners using #newplay.
The HowlRound series will give a snapshot of what is happening within Black Theater across the country and asks practitioners to address hard questions and spark dialogue around the challenges and opportunities facing the field.
“Black Theatre is at a cross-roads and I think it is important that something be done to bring awareness to this critical moment. This week is an invitation to interact with these amazing innovative organizations that only represent a fraction of the African American Institutions in America and what better platform to do it on than Howlround. Please leave comments, challenge us to think deeper, and help to uplift the Black Theatre community” says curator Jonathan McCrory.
The series will include articles by:
Ben Guillory, Producing Artistic Director, The Robey Theatre Company, Los Angeles, CA
Carla Stilwell, Managing Producer, MPAACT Theatre, Chicago, IL
Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe, Director and Producer, San Francisco, CA
Eileen J. Morris, Artistic Director, The Ensemble Theatre, Houston, TX
Michael Dinwiddie, President, Black Theatre Network
Sade Lythcott, CEO, The National Black Theatre Inc., New York, NY
Sarah Bellamy, Associate Artistic Director, Penumbra Theatre, Saint Paul, MN
Talvin Wilks, Director and Scholar, New York, NY
Valerie Curtis-Newton, Artistic Director, The Hansberry Project, Seattle, WA
Featured Interview with:
Ron Simons, Founder President, SimonSays Entertainment, New York, NY
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