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To all Continental and Diasporic Africans in Theater, Film/TV, and Storytelling across all platforms: this is The Call


We are thrilled to invite you to mark your calendars and join us for the 4th Biennial Convening of The International Black Theatre Summit in Ghana, from April 27 - May 2, 2025.


Ghana welcomes you and IBTS to the continent with an agenda to CREATE, CONNECT, and HEAL. Seize this opportunity to replenish and revitalize our divine and creative selves. Embrace this chance to strategize the future of Black storytelling across continents.


We invite you to help make this a powerful experience.


  • Create: Let’s share our stories and processes. On the ground and in real time, we will engage in artistic projects. Performances include Echoes of Us presented by the African Diasporic Network. 

  • Connect: Let’s develop pathways to consistent cross-cultural collaboration. We will participate in curated communal activities.

  • Heal: Let’s visit sites that invite transformative experiences. 


Mark your calendars and fill out the IBTS 2025 Interest Form to be the first to receive upcoming details.


Event Details:



More details to come.


Stay Connected: Follow us on social media @thecraftinstitute for updates and join the conversation using the hashtags: #TheCall #IBTS2025 #TheInternationalBlackTheatreSummit #Ghana2025 #ThrivingTogether


The goal of the The International Black Theatre Summit is to maintain and establish more intentional strategies and professional networks, programs and coalitions that capitalize on the links between theatre, film, television and related media platforms with domestic and international connections.

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