In the coming weeks, Plowshares Theatre Company will begin developing it’s successful Salon series of audience engagement into a new online program. The idea is to share information from previous salons digitally with a new audience online while we await the time when we can all return to the theater to see a great play.
Modeled from the salons held by Black creatives during the Harlem Renaissance as well as the Black Theatre Movement of the 1960s, a Plowshares Salon is a comfortable gathering for artists and audience members to share their thoughts, reflections and ideas through a focused discussion on topics of interest to Detroit and its creative community. Salons are moderated by Plowshares ensemble members who will help guide the conversation. This would create a critical platform to share resources, ideas and methods for artist-centered spaces, projects and practices. Convening online would create a casual atmosphere, where ideas can flow and the mind can be inspired.
Discussion topics include:
- What is Black Theatre? A Historical Perspective
- The Women of Black Theatre
- Dramatic Black Actors
- Dratmatic Black Actresses
- The Art of Activism
- The Music of Black Theatre
More information on the upcoming online version of Plowshares Salon will be forthcoming. Keep a look out by joining our email list. Follow Plowshares Theatre Company on social media by using the following: Twitter: PlowsharesThrCo; Facebook: @plowsharesthr; Instagram: @plowsharestheatreco.