André De Shields, Dominique Morisseau, More Take Part in Black Theatre Week

Industry News   André De Shields, Dominique Morisseau, More Take Part in Black Theatre Week
 
The virtual event kicks off July 27 with a 50th anniversary tribute to New Federal Theatre.
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Black Theatre Networks’ Black Theatre Week takes place virtually July 27–31, with a host of stage artists taking part in tributes, readings, and more. The 34th annual conference was originally slated to take place July 24–27 in-person in Detroit.

Following a welcome address from BTN President Andre Harrington and Vice President Chris Berry, Tony Award winner André De Shields (Hadestown) hosts a 50th anniversary celebration for New Federal Theatre, honoring Artistic Director Woodie King Jr., July 27.

Later events in the week (all free and open to the public) include a conversation between Tony-nominated playwright Dominique Morisseau (Ain’t too Proud) and political analyst Dr. Michael Eric Dyson moderated by playwright Michael Dinwiddie (July 28); a presentation of two-person plays focusing on the Black LGBTQAI+ experience (July 29), a panel with The Roots’ Tarik Trotter and Oscar winner John Ridley on their upcoming musical Black No More (July 29); and a showcase of upcoming seasons by culturally Black theatres across the U.S. (July 31).

For more information—including the full schedule of events—and to register, visit BlackTheatreNetwork.org.

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