Worth Knowing: Dartmouth hosting Black Theatre Summit
Twenty years ago, the legendary playwright August Wilson (Fences, The Piano Lesson) hosted a summit at Dartmouth College to discuss the state of black theater. On September 26-29, Dartmouth, in collaboration with The Craft Institute, will host the 2018 International Black Theater Summit, “Breaking New Ground Where We Stand,” to re-examine the state of black theater today. Dartmouth College Associate ProfessorMonica White Ndounou, organizer of the summit, hopes the event provides models for cross-cultural collaborations.
Participants will include well-known faces such as Stephen McKinley Henderson, who has appeared in films such as Lincoln and Lady Bird, and Ruben Santiago-Hudson, who starred in television’s Castle as New York City Police Captain Roy Montgomery for three seasons, as well as industry insiders, experts, scholar-artists, and practitioners in theater, film, and media.
The summit line-up will include the following:
- Opening Ceremonies from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, at the Moore Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts; this will include remarks by Professor Ndounou and Constanza Romero, a costume designer and executor of the August Wilson Estate, who plans to discuss the impact of the original summit hosted by her late spouse.
- Keynote Conversation with Ruben Santiago-Hudson at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, at the Moore Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts.
Check out the summit’s website to see the full schedule of events.
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