CRAFT Courses are courses, classes, and programs, designed and taught in alignment with Th
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COURSES

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CRAFT Courses are FREE courses, classes, and YouTube rebroadcasts  that examine what’s happening in our pressing social, cultural, historic realities as it intersects with performance and performance training. Rooted in the long standing movement towards a new way of being and learning together, these are talks that are meant to innovate, educate and expand our practice, reach all factions of society, and are for everyone that identifies with or expresses curiosity about the Diaspora and its history. 

What is the blueprint is for creating art that extends from our cultural sensibility? What is art’s relationship to repair?  

Innovative Diasporic-centered Learning

CURRENT SEMESTER: SPRING 2022

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Please note that not all classes are yet available for registration.

Feb 12th 12PM EST

March 5th 3PM EST

March 19th 12PM EST

April 9th 12PM EST

April 23 12pm EST

May 7th 12pm EST

TBD

CRAFT Course + CRAFT Rebroadcast DOUBLE FEATURE!

CRAFT Course: Outsmarting the Outline (12PM EST - Zoom)

CRAFT Rebroadcast: Craft Multidimensional Characters For Your Screenplay or TV Pilot (2:30PM - Youtube)

with Craig T. Williams

CRAFT Course: Dancing on the Slash: Crafting Your Life as a Black Artist-Scholar

with Lisa B. Thompson with Isaiah Wooden

CRAFT Rebroadcast: Creating a Culturally Specific Arts Institution

with Ekundayo Bandele

CRAFT Rebroadcast: Digging Into Black Life and the Black Archive: Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel 

with Dr. Marta Effinger-Crichlow

CRAFT Course based in Political Analysis for Artists 

with Chris Myers

CRAFT Rebroadcast: Convince! Anchoring the Argument

with Stephen Buescher

CRAFT Course based in Anti Racist Theatre

with Nicole Brewer

FALL 2021:

Sept 11th 11am EDT

Sept 25th 12pm EST

Oct 9th 12pm EST

Oct 16th 12pm EST

Oct 30th 12pm EDT

Nov 13th 12pm EST

Nov 20th 12pm EST

SPRING 2021 SEMESTER:

Feb 6th 12pm EST

Feb 20th 12pm EST

March 6th 12pm EST

March 20th 1pm EST

April 3rd 12pm EDT

May 1st 2pm EDT

May 15th 12pm EDT

PAST CRAFT COURSES:

FALL 2020 SEMESTER:

Oct 17th 12pm EST

Oct 24th 12pm EST

Oct 25th 12pm EST

Oct 31st 12pm EST

Nov 7th 12pm EST

Nov 8th 3pm EST

Nov 21st 12pm EST

Dec 5th 12pm EST

Dec 19th 12pm EST

IN COLLABORATION WITH DARTMOUTH COLLEGE AND HATTILOO THEATRE:

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

     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, 
 

'Experiencing Black Theater in America'

'Curating a National Black Theater Museum'

 

NOTE: This video does not include all of the elements of the course  

Additional information about the course and collaborators will be shared through The CRAFT Institute