Black Theatre Matters S1E2: The New Normal

Welcome to Black Theatre Matters. This is a podcast that seeks to begin a conversation you around addressing issues important to Black Theatre and about Black Theatre. Simply put, Black Theatre Matters.

Today, on our inaugural episode I want to give you an idea as to what you can expect over the coming months. We’re going to start off with a Black Theatre trivia question. Next, we get some a Black thought. This is a quote or saying by an African American that frames the theme of the episode. Then, we’re going to look at some of the challenges as producers of live performance art in 2020 and dealing with a poorly managed national response to this pandemic.

Finally, we’re going to close out by taking a moment to recognize the passing of my friend, Walter Dallas. Walter died on May 3rd from a long battle with pancreatic cancer. I’m still processing his death.

About Black Theatre Matters

Black Theatre Matters is a bi-weekly podcast covering the intersection between culture, politics, and Blackness. Black Theatre Matters explores the various plays, people, and topics of importance to Black Theatre, the production elements and unique dynamics of Black Theatre. In other words, Black Theatre matters.

A program of Plowshares Theatre Company, BTM is designed to be a liberal arts resource dedicated to supporting, documenting and celebrating the achievements of Black theatre artists throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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