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Featuring (in order of appearance): Mauricio Salgado, Eve Graves, Esther Armah, nicHi douglas, Stephen Buescher, John Cornelius, Michael Bobbitt, and Monica Ndounou. Music by Tuânminh Đỗ
Creating a Culturally Specific Arts Institution with
This courses mission is to understand the development of a Black theatre that is accessible to, relevant to, and reflective of a multicultural community. How can you found a culturally specific theatre?
Date change! Saturday Feb 6th
How to How to Write a Black Joy Musical Without Sacrificing the Tension and Truth of Black History?
Look forward to reliving this past CRAFT Course, celebrating the contributions of Black people to the canon of musical theatre in this country, and chatting with Michael and John on Youtube Live!
Saturday Feb 20th
*This rebroadcast is no longer available. If you would like to access this class, contact for information*
Negotiating: Getting Paid What You Are 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?
Come join us as we rebroadcast this CRAFT Course on how to get paid for what you are worth with Stephen Buescher alongside Jada Owens & Natalia Quintero-Riestra.
Saturday March 6th
SPRING 2021 SEMESTER:
Saturday Feb 6th 12pm EST
Saturday Feb 20th 12pm EST
PAST CRAFT COURSES:
Word Play with
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
Negotiating - Getting Paid What You're Worth with
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
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
Digging Into Black Life and the Black Archive: Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel with Dr. Marta
This course will use Lynn Nottage's play, Intimate Apparel, to raise questions about Black life in turn of century New York. We will center Black women experiences in the city and examine how archival materials relate to race, gender, and class
Date: Saturday December 5th
with Kathy Perkins
In this course, Kathy will explore her inspiration for her designs and explain how her research as a historian and world traveler informs the work creates on the stage.
Come explore the magic of light!
Date: Saturday December 19th
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Saturdays Oct 17th, 24th, 31st & Nov 7th
Sunday October 25th
Sunday November 8th
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
Saturday December 19th
IN COLLABORATION WITH DARTMOUTH COLLEGE AND HATTILOO THEATRE:
Dr. Monica White Ndounou | Dartmouth College Department of Theater and the African and African American Studies Program in collaboration with Hattiloo Theatre's National Black Theatre Museum project
"This class provided seventeen students an opportunity to learn about black theatre 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. The DCAL-funded course was designed and taught by Ndounou in Spring 2019, which included a collaboration with IBTS Executive Committee member, Ekundayo Bandele, the Founder and CEO of Hattiloo Theatre, who conceived and developed the National Black Theatre Museum (NBTM) project in Memphis, TN. Through the course, the project engaged Dartmouth students in the ever-evolving NBTM curation process. Other experiential learning opportunities included activities with the local community’s regional black theatre, JAG Productions, and events featuring choreographer Camille A. Brown during her spring 2019 Dartmouth residency[. . .] "
Follow the links below to read the articles published by Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth Library,
NOTE: This video does not include all of the elements of the course
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