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Justin Emeka & Malic Maat to Join Pittsburgh Public Theater Artistic Team Photo Justin Emeka & Malic Maat to Join Pittsburgh Public Theater Artistic Team
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2020

Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski and Managing Director Lou Castelli, along with Pittsburgh Public Theater's Board of Trustees, are committed to using the current pause in in-person programming in the wake of Covid-19 as an opportunity to imagine and secure a bright artistic future for the organization.

Author, Poet, Playwright and Activist Diane di Prima Passes Away at 86 Photo Author, Poet, Playwright and Activist Diane di Prima Passes Away at 86
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2020

Author, poet, playwright, activist, Buddhist, and feminist pioneer Diane di Prima made her transition on the morning of Sunday October 25, 2020.

Kamilah Forbes, Camille A. Brown, Keith Josef Adkins and More Join A CALL FOR REVOLUT Photo Kamilah Forbes, Camille A. Brown, Keith Josef Adkins and More Join A CALL FOR REVOLUTIONARY THEATRE 2020
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020

A Call for Revolutionary Theatre 2020 articles will be released every weekday for 10 days, October 19-30, 2020, on BTC's website at www.blacktheatrecommons.org. Writers include Andy Jean, Awoye Timpo, Camille A. Brown, Candace L. Feldman, Charlique C. Rolle, Claudia Alick, Harold Steward, Jamil Jude, Kamilah Forbes, and more.

BAM Announces Virtual Programs for the Fall Photo BAM Announces Virtual Programs for the Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020

BAM today announced plans for virtual programs including theater, kids and family, literary, and film events. The fresh slate of offerings include the world premiere of V's (formerly Eve Ensler) That Kindness: Nurses in their Own Words; a talk with co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network Alicia Garza; and more!

Woodie King Jr. Appoints Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director of New Federal Theat Photo Woodie King Jr. Appoints Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director of New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020

Woodie King Jr. Producing Director of New Federal Theatre (NFT), has appointed actress, director and producer Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director.

The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund Presents BANNED TOGETHER 2020 Photo The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund Presents BANNED TOGETHER 2020
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020

The Dramatists Guild Legal Defense Fund is partnering with The Dramatists Guild Political Engagement Initiative to present Banned Together 2020. The week-long series of events, which spans from Monday, September 28 to Saturday, October 3, includes two online panel discussions that will highlight BIPOC writers.

New Federal Theatre Sets 2020 Poetry Jam This Month Photo New Federal Theatre Sets 2020 Poetry Jam This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020

On September 21 and 28 at 7:00 PM, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will present '2020 Poetry Jam: She Speaks, He Speaks, We Speak, Generations Speak.' 

Lafayette Gilchrist and David Murray to Perform Village Vanguard Livestream Concerts Photo Lafayette Gilchrist and David Murray to Perform Village Vanguard Livestream Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2020

Pianist/composer Lafayette Gilchrist and saxophonist David Murray perform livestream duo concerts, Friday & Saturday, August 28a?'29 at the Village Vanguard.

BWW Blog: A Summer Without Theatre - How I've Survived (Barely) Photo BWW Blog: A Summer Without Theatre - How I've Survived (Barely)
by Student Blogger: Emily Hoffert - Jul 30, 2020

For anyone in the theatre industry, an added stressor of this summera??s health and political chaos has been the complete loss of our industrya??s traditional in-person activity.

Community Voices Project Launches With Work From 12 Black PDX-Based Artists Photo Community Voices Project Launches With Work From 12 Black PDX-Based Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020

Portland Center Stage announces the new series Community Voices Project and launches it with the release of 12 works from celebrated Black artists based in Portland: Cycerli Ash, Ayanna Berkshire, Bobby Bermea, Delphon 'DJ' Curtis Jr., Phil Johnson, Treasure Lunan, Tamera Lyn, Lauren Modica, Vin Shambry, Ithica Tell, Wanda Walden, and Damaris Webb.

Play-PerView Announces its Lineup For August - DUTCHMAN, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CH Photo Play-PerView Announces its Lineup For August - DUTCHMAN, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020

Play-PerView has announced its upcoming lineup for August, which includes a virtual performance of Amiri Baraka's Dutchman, reuniting Dulé Hill, Jennifer Mudge, and Chris Myers.

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2020

Timothy Ware to Headline The Seeing Place's DUTCHMAN Photo Timothy Ware to Headline The Seeing Place's DUTCHMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2020

While the live-performance season is on hold nationwide, The Seeing Place continues to produce great plays by distinguished playwrights. Up next is an online reading of DUTCHMAN, a one-act drama by Amiri Baraka (produced and published in 1964 under the playwright's original name LeRoi Jones).

Black Theatre Commons: A Call for Revolutionary Theatre Amidst Ongoing Pandemics: COV Photo Black Theatre Commons: A Call for Revolutionary Theatre Amidst Ongoing Pandemics: COVID-19, Anti-Blackness And The Movement For Black Lives 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020

In response to the disproportional effects of COVID-19 on the Black community, continued State-sponsored violence and criminalization of Black skin. The Black Theatre Commons (BTC) is drawing on our mission to activate our collective resources to amplify, nurture, and support Black theatres and practitioners through advocacy, convening, networking, and knowledge-sharing. 

BWW Exclusive: Woodie King Jr. Discusses the Past, Present and Future of New Federal  Photo BWW Exclusive: Woodie King Jr. Discusses the Past, Present and Future of New Federal Theatre
by BWW Features - Jun 26, 2020

Woodie King Jr., founder of New Federal Theatre has penned an article exclusively for BroadwayWorld, discussing New Federal Theatre's past, present and more.

BWW Interview: Kim Exum and Eric Lockley Talk the Importance of the Antonyo Awards- L Photo BWW Interview: Kim Exum and Eric Lockley Talk the Importance of the Antonyo Awards- Live at 7pm!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2020

Broadway Black, the multimedia organization highlighting the achievements of Black theatre artists, will present the inaugural Antonyo Awards, a celebration of the Black Broadway and Off-Broadway community.

NJPAC Will Present 'Protest to Power: Lessons from Newark, The Making of Newark's Fir Photo NJPAC Will Present 'Protest to Power: Lessons from Newark, The Making of Newark's First Black Mayor, Ken Gibson'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020

RiseUpNewark.com, Mayor Ras Baraka, Mayor to the City of Newark, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will present a virtual 'Teach In' called, 'Protest to Power: Lessons from Newark, The Making of Newark's First Black Mayor, Ken Gibson.'

The Resident Acting Company Announces Virtual Summer Events Photo The Resident Acting Company Announces Virtual Summer Events
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020

The Resident Acting Company, formed two years ago by members of the Pearl Theater Company, announced today that they will present Play Dates With The RAC, three online Zoom Events.

Hammonds House Kicks Off Virtual Programs With Music From Black Classical Composers Photo Hammonds House Kicks Off Virtual Programs With Music From Black Classical Composers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2020

Hammonds House Museum, through their new Hammonds House Digital programming, is creating and curating rich arts and cultural experiences that reach audiences beyond the walls of the museum. 

Award Winning Actress Shirley Knight Dies at 83 Photo Award Winning Actress Shirley Knight Dies at 83
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020

Beloved actress Shirley Knight passed away from natural causes on April 22nd at the home of her daughter, Kaitlin Hopkins, in San Marcos, TX.

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