Is black theatre sustainable? A question we’ve all wondered in this community, with no doubt that it is, most of the time. However, when the politics and the business comes into play you sometimes begin to have your doubts. A discussion is very much so needed and a solution even more. The National Black Theatre and HowlRoundTV will come together August 7th to do just that in the form of a public summit.
“Is Black Theatre Sustainable?: From Sustainability to Collectivity” a panel discussion exploring how we can collectively activate our resources and partnerships to thrive as an artistic community. The culminating event of the National Black Theatre’s Catalyst: Moving the Black Theatre Legacy Forward, a 4-day intensive with 20 of the Nation’s leading Black theatres where they will be tackling the financial and structural crisis Black Theatres face nationwide. For more information on Catalyst visit www.nationalblacktheatre.org.
The Summit is moderated by Dafina McMillan, Theatre Communications Group’s Director of Communications, Conferences and TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Director/Actor/Producer
Alia Jones-Harvey, Broadway Producer
Sade Lythcott, CEO, National Black Theatre
Kwame Kwei-Armah, Artistic Director, Center Stage.
Carmen Morgan, Catalyst Co-Core Facilitator
Bridgit Antoinette Evans, Actor-Producer and President of Fuel | We Power Change
Thursday, August 7th
7-8:30 pm (followed by a light reception)
National Black Theatre (2031 National Black Theatre Way)
$10 suggested donation
Catalyst is made possible with generous support from: MetLife/TCG A-ha! Program: ThinkIt Grant, New York Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Council and sponsorship from Black Theatre Network, Howlround.com and Aloft Harlem.
If you’re not able to make it you can watch a live stream RIGHT HERE AT 7PM!!!