Courses, classes, and programs, designed and taught in alignment with The CRAFT Institute's Mission.
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Word Play with 

nicHi douglas

In word play, we finna take a real close lewk at the way language stay changin’ for Black folx. we gonna read texts, talmbout slang, and we finna write our own stuff.  Join us!

Dates: Saturdays, October 17th, October 24th, October 31st, and November 7th

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm EST

Emotional Justice: Truth & Accountability Session with 

Esther Armah

In this interactive course, specifically designed for Black participants, we will explore the four pillars of the Emotional Framework. Explore our understanding of how trauma shapes our daily lives while developing a truth and accountability tool that can become a part of your practice as an artist.

Date: Sunday October 25

12:00pm-1:30pm EST

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Negotiating - Getting Paid What You're Worth with 

Stephen Buescher

What is negotiation? - what sort of strategies and tactics can you use to get more out of the situation? What are some tips to make sure that you are always on top? Workshop led by Stephen Buescher in partnership with the Craft Institute

Date: Sunday November 8th

3:00pm-4:30pm EST

How to Write a Black Joy Musical Without Sacrificing the Tension and Truth of Black History? with

Michael J. Bobbitt

Look forward to celebrating the contributions of Black people to the canon of musical theatre in this country.

Date: Saturday November 21st

12:00pm EST

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WORD PLAY with nicHi douglas

Saturdays Oct 17th, 24th, 31st & Nov 7th


Sunday October 25th

Negotiating - Getting Paid What You're Worth with Stephen Buescher

Sunday November 8th

CRAFT COURSE with Joshua Bennett


How to Write a Black Joy Musical Without Sacrificing the Tension and Truth of Black History?

with Michael J. Bobbit 

Saturday November 21st

Digging Into Black Life and the Black Archive: Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel with Marta Effinger-Crichlow 

Saturday December 5th

CRAFT COURSE with Ekundayo Bandele

Saturday December 12th 

CRAFT COURSE with Kathy A. Perkins

Saturday December 19th


"The Making of 21st Century Exhibits: Curating a National Black Theater Museum/Institution"

     Dr. Monica White Ndounou | Dartmouth College Department of Theater in collaboration with the African and African         American Studies Program

"This class provided seventeen students an opportunity to learn about black theater history, scholarship and practice in the U.S. and abroad. In the process, students helped develop ideas and curated exhibits that represented a range of formats and platforms. As social media and academe become interdependent in the 21st-century digital era, the course enabled participants to imagine and implement exhibits for the museum as a digital and onsite space where national and international contributions to developing black theater can be shared with the larger public. [. . .] "

Follow the links below to read the articles published by Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth Library, 

'Experiencing Black Theater in America'

'Curating a National Black Theater Museum'


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