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    Updated February 23, 2017

 

The Mountaintop

A Three-Part Jubilee Exploring and Celebrating the Black Experience in Theatre


Monday, February 27, 2017- 7 p.m.

In 2016 we got to hear so many beautiful untold stories, and see African Americans represented onstage in new, exciting ways. The Perspective wraps up Black History Month with a celebration of the past year’s milestones in African-American Theatre. We hope this event will remind us that anything is possible and leave us inspired to continue to create change in the industry. We'll be honoring and spotlighting groundbreaking productions from the past year (Eclipsed, Shuffle Along, The Color Purple and more), their casts and creative teams with special performances and awards. Champagne toast!        


Where:

Council Room - Actors' Equity Association
165 W 46th St, 14th Floor
Between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue<
New York, NY 10036


These events are free and open to the public, and space is limited. Seating for each event is first come, first served. Participants are subject to change based on availability.


For more information on BOLD, please visit https://www.boldnyc.org/.

 

Previous Events:

 

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 7 p.m.

Let It Flo!: Radicalism’s Rudest Mouth is a solo play written and performed by Caroline Stefanie Clay about the life of the late radical feminist attorney and author Florynce"Flo" Kennedy. The piece explores the life of this “unsung she-roe” in the struggle for gender equality and reproductive rights in the late 60’s and early 70’s. Written with the express blessing of Gloria Steinem, feminist icon and close friend to Kennedy, and Faye Kennedy, Flo’s last surviving sister, the play playfully chronicles the life of this firebrand who was also one of the first Black women to graduate from Columbia School of Law. Her writings, courage, and intellect set rhetorical fire to many of the platforms at the core of both the Civil Rights and Women’s Movements.


Location:

Cherry Lane Theatre Mainstage

38 Commerce Street

New York, NY 10014

 

Monday, February 13, 2017 6:30 p.m.

Equity's EEO Committee Member and BOLD Diversity Specialist Bliss Griffin will lead a roundtable discussion exploring bias, institutional racism, and interpersonal racism faced by African-American theatre professionals. Participants will brainstorm to design tools that actors can use to address micro-aggressions and other race-related challenges that can occur in our unique work environment. We encourage people of all ethnicities and backgrounds to attend as we believe change is produced together.


Where:

Council Room - Actors' Equity Association
165 W 46th St, 14th Floor
Between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue<
New York, NY 10036

 


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