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The Golden Age of Black Theatre
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7:00PM
The Billie Holiday Theatre
1368 Fulton Street
The Billie Holiday Theatre and the Stella Adler Studio present award winning playwright, Richard Wesley, legendary historian Peter Bailey and acclaimed author Elizabeth Cizmar in conversation moderated by Dr. Indira Etwaroo as a part of the first-ever Black Arts Theater Winter Immersion course.
The course is a week-long comprehensive review of the history of the contemporary black theater tradition, highlighting key historical moments like the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Power Movement and the genesis of the Negro Ensemble Company, as well as many black theaters that emerged during the Black Arts Movement. Students will leave with an understanding of the aesthetic, socio-cultural and historical components involved in bringing contemporary black theater to life.
More information on the Black Arts Theater Winter Immersion course, including instructions on how to apply, is available online at stellaadler.com/classes/black-arts-theater.