Black Theatre Matters; or, For White People Who Don’t Know Why They Don’t Know
Led by Jacqueline DiGenio
This session is being postponed to a new date, to be announced.
New date has been scheduled – Thursday, October 29.
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020 (Prior Date – 10/8/2020)
Where: Virtually on Zoom
There is a rich history of African-American Theatre, yet most of us can only name A Raisin in the Sun as a Black play we know. Why is that? Join us as we explore the legacies of Black playwrights, actors, and theaters, along with the elements that have left them largely ignored by white audiences, critics, and academics.
This seminar will speak candidly about race and bias within the arts as we explore Black theatre history in America from the Colonial period to present day.
Proceeds will be split between TCS and The Movement for Black Lives, which is made up of over 150 organizations that coordinate actions, messages and campaigns: https://m4bl.org/
Jacqueline DiGenio, a former TCS member, has studied Technical Theatre at Salem State and African-American Theatre at the University of Louisville.
Before she officially “begins” her seminar, Jacqueline will address the fact that she is a white woman presenting this topic (and all the complications that go along with that), the discomfort with talking about race, and our ever-evolving sensitivities to the language that surrounds race.