Black Theatre Symposium at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center TOMORROW, Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 9:30AM

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How does Black theatre fit into the framework of our nation’s history and culture? Who are the dominant voices in Black theatre today? What can we expect from Black theatre in the 21st century?

Kreativity. Photo courtesy of UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies.
Kreativity. Photo courtesy of UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies.

This symposium will challenge assumptions about the boundaries of race and allow a diverse collective of students, scholars and professionals to engage in a spirited dialogue about the past, present and future of Black theatre.

Sessions will include panel discussions, workshops, performances and explorations of the Black theatre canon from the 19th century through the present day.

Lunch is included in registration fee.

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SCHEDULE

9:30AM: FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
10:00AM: WELCOME AND OVERVIEW

Gildenhorn Recital Hall

With Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill, Dean of UMD Arts and Humanities

Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill.
Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill.

11:15AM: BREAKOUT SESSION #1

Musical Theatre
Adventure Theatre MTC's Producing Artistic Director Michael J. Bobbitt.
Adventure Theatre MTC’s Producing Artistic Director Michael J. Bobbitt.

Facilitated by Michael Bobbitt, Producing Artistic Director of Adventure Theatre

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Playwrighting
Caleen Sinnette Jennings, Professor of Theatre at American University.
Caleen Sinnette Jennings, Professor of Theatre at American University.

Facilitated by Caleen Sinnette Jennings, Professor of Theatre at American University

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Theatre and Hip-Hop Culture
Goldie Deane.
Goldie Deane.

Facilitated by Goldie Deane, Executive Director/Founder of FRESHH, Inc

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12:45PM: CATERED LUNCH
Business and Branding Chat-N-Chew

Facilitated by Dionne Audain

2PM: BREAKOUT SESSION #2
Producing Black Theatre

Facilitated by Imani Drayton-Hill, Senior Consultant and Co-Founder JoMa Arts and Consulting, LLC

Imani Drayton-Hill.
Imani Drayton-Hill.

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Black Dance and Performance

Facilitated by Alvin Mayes, Director of Undergraduate Dance at University of Maryland

Alvin Mayes.
Alvin Mayes.

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Design
Tim Jones.
Tim Jones.

Facilitated by Tim Jones, Prop Shop Manager at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

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3:45PM: BREAKOUT SESSION #3
Theatre for Young Audiences
Kim Kpvak
Kim Peter Kovak.

Facilitated by Kim Peter Kovak, Senior Program Director of the Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences Program

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Education: Inclusion and Diversity
Dr. Sheri Parks.
Dr. Sheri Parks.

Facilitated by Sheri L. Parks, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland

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Dramaturgy
Faedra Chatard Carpenter.
Faedra Chatard Carpenter.

Facilitated by Faedra Carpenter, Assistant Professor of Theatre at University of Maryland

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5:15PM: DINNER BREAK

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7:30PM: FINAL PERFORMANCES

Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Please join us for showings from our community’s talented students. Performances will include students from the University of Maryland, and other local institutions.

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