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The New Black Fest: Anderson, Nottage & Thomas

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Nov 12, 2014
Nov 12, 2014
Segal Theater


Wednesday, November 12 at 6:30pm. 

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

After the premiere of Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege at the Segal Center, we continue our collaboration with The New Black Fest (New York) to explore privilege, race, and history. Join us as we present new work from Christina Anderson (The Ashes Under Gait City; NY), Lynn Nottage (Book of Social Usage; NY), and Alexander Thomas (Schwarz Gemacht or How Klaus Found His Blackness; Canada).

Readings will be followed by a discussion with the playwrights, and the curator of the evening, The New Black Fest’s Artistic Director Keith Josef Adkins.

Keith Josef Adkins and his collaborators founded The New Black Fest in New York City in 2010 to fulfill a need among Black American and Diasporic playwrights for further opportunities to develop new work and connect with audiences outside the confines and criteria of mainstream theatre institutions. Adkins’ agenda is both political and artistic: The New Black Fest encourages Black playwrights to strive for diverse aesthetics, perspectives, and subject matter.

Adkins’ new play Pitbulls will have its world premiere this Fall at Rattlestick Theater in NYC, with previews beginning Nov 5. Opens November 13.


Daphe Gaines as “Simone the Believer” in The Ashes Under Gait City by Christina Anderson. CATF 2014. Photo by Seth Freeman.

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