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Celebrating Black History Month in Boston

Happy Black History month!

This Black History month I have made it my goal to support as many black artists as possible. The following list is compiled of artistic and creative endeavors that I have come across that feature black artists prominently, tell stories of black people, and/or are created/hosted by black people in Boston. My goal is to support as much as I can, and hopefully you can too. Enjoy!

Theatre/Performance:

American Repertory Company: HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True (January 26-February 11)

Company One: HYPE MAN: a break beat play by Idris Goodwin (January 26-February 24)

Huntington Theatre Company: Bad Dates by Theresa Rebeck (January 26-February 25)

Open Theatre Project: An Education in Prudence by Stefan Lanfer (February 9-February 24)

New Repertory Theatre: Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act (February 10-March 3)

The Front Porch Arts Collective: …And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi by Marcus Gardley (staged reading, February 12)

Praxis Stage: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf by Ntozake Shange (February 15-February 25)

Boston University, School of Theatre: Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage (February 16-18) ((I’m in this!!))

Boston University, School of Theatre (Senior Theatre Arts Major Productions): Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom by Suzan-Lori Parks (February 17-19)

Roxbury Center For The Performing Arts: SANKOFA (February 17)

The Theatre Offensive: Breaking Thru: Celebration of Queer & Trans Artists of Color (February 22)

ArtsEmerson: The White Card by Claudia Rankine (February 24-April 1)

Art Exhibitions:

MassArt: Legacy of the Cool: A Tribute To Barkley L. Hendricks (January 17- March 3)

Museum of Fine Arts: Monuments to Us (January 27 – April 8)

Film: 

Fenway Health: Black Queerstory: “The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen” (February 8)

Black Panther (In theaters nationwide on February 16)

Discussions/Other:

Boston University: BUNITED Presents: Get to the Root (February 18) – Diversity Conference

ArtsBoston: Amplifying Voices: A Conversation with Leaders of Color (February 20) -Discussion

Haley House Bakery: Locked Up: Mass Incarceration Rates In The U.S (February 22) – Discussion

The Freedom Trail: African-American Patriots Public Tours (Saturday/Sunday during February) – Tour

 

(If this is anything else I should add, please let me know!)

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