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126: XIX: New play development with Jacqueline E. Lawton, JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell, Jules Odendahl-James

The first of two episodes featuring the work of Jacqueline E. Lawton, playwright, dramaturg, producer, and advocate for Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the American Theatre.  Along with director JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell and dramaturg Jules Odendahl-James, you’ll hear Jacqueline E. Lawton discuss her new play XIX. XIX was commissioned by the Women’s Theatre Festival in …

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046: What are the benefits of a residency? Dasan Ahanu speaks on Black Poetry Theatre’s decade of connection.

“So much is possible.” Dasan Ahanu is a Poet, Emcee, Writer, Playwright, Performance Artist, Lecturer, and Educator in Durham, North Carolina. He is managing director and co-founder of Black Poetry Theatre (BPT), an African American theatre company started in 2008 that creates original productions featuring artists from the community. Dasan performs two of his original poems in …

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041: How do we evolve as artists? Director, performer, writer Naima Yetunde Ince-Griffiths extends her voice into multiple genres

Amazing original poetry pieces performed by Naima Ince-Griffiths open and close this episode! Naima Yetunde Ince-Griffiths is a performance poet, writer, and playwright; she produces and directs theatrical works and is the founder of NYI Productions. We talk about the evolution of her piece MEN ALWAYS LEAVE first written by Naima as a poem which she adapted into …

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024: Actor, educator, and choreographer Lormarev Jones opens up about the artist hustle, MFAs, and self-care for artists.

Lormarev Jones, actor, choreographer, and teaching artist opens up about the artist hustle, MFAs, and self-care for artists. What’s it like financially and emotionally to work as a freelance multi-hyphenate in two cities? Was her MFA worth it? How did she weather her first solo show and MFA thesis, THE VIRGIN COOKBOOK? And why is …

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023: Lead Curator and Strategist JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell launches the first BULL CITY BLACK THEATER FESTIVAL

JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell gives us the scoop on The Bull City Black Theater Festival, a vital, NEW, and upcoming event in Durham, NC. Why a festival rather than a stand-alone performance? Why focus on local artists? Who should attend? Why this festival now? JaMeeka answers those questions and more with gratitude, grace, and enthusiasm. Be there. …

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018: Artist & Leader Monèt Noelle Marshall speaks thru BUY MY SOUL AND CALL IT ART

“Art ain’t innocent. And it’s always political.” ** Inquiry, value, choice, and revolutionary connections. ** The relationship between Black performance and mainstream arts space. ** Monèt Noelle Marshall discusses her upcoming and deeply though-provoking performance art piece, BUY MY SOUL AND CALL IT ART. (And listen for the surprise reveal!!) Mon​ét Noelle Marshall is a …

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005: Director JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell gives voice to the value of community

JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell gets deep about Black Ops Theatre Company, the inaugural Bullcity Black Theatre Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and more. Get inspired by her thoughts on the importance of sustainability, community, and making space for each other. (There’s also a surprise mention of Lord of the Rings, and a theatre-parent support group!)* JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell is …

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