​​​CREATIVE WRITING

Join us as we explore how to create original forms of descriptive writing using culture, poetry, drama and fiction. Using skills from famous black poets from Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou  to Amanda Gorman we hope to spark a poet in you!


Facilitators:

Chantel Washington & Beatrice Alonna

MEET THE FACILITATORS

Vocals: Danielle Harley-Scott, Kenikki Thompson, & Siiyara Nelson

Video Editing: Lauren Patanovich

​​​Choreography Showcase

Feel the rhythm of the music and follow along a cultural journey through the art of movement 


Choreographer: Rhapsody Taylor​​

​​​The Works of August Wilson

August Wilson is the most famous black playwright of all time! Join our actors as they explore some of his famous scenes from his plays.


Director: Darryl Thompson, Jr.


Featuring: Craig Bazan, Isaiah Desmond, April Johnson, Darryl Thompson Jr & Deonia Conquest

​​VOCAL MASTER CLASS

Jazz! Gospel! R&B! Music and songs of freedom have been the constant drive in the black community. Music is universal you find it in Churches, marches, and jazz clubs. Music was a form of communication during escapes and underground railroads. Sit under Siiyara Nelson and learn how to use your voice to tell a story. 

Facilitator: Siiyara Nelson


Workshops

Discussion Panel

Performances

​​​​​​Moving Forward

Join the cast of Dreamgirls as they sing songs of Struggle and Strength! Take a journey with us as we reflect on where we came from, what we’ve endured, and why we uplift our stories!


Director: Danielle Harley-Scott

Featuring: D'Lisa Vashawn, Malik Muhammad, Javon Nobles, Craig Bazan, Siiyara Nelson, Chimere Lynn, Dana Orange, Salimah N. Davis & Danielle Harley-Scott​​

Check out this Juneteenth Sneak Peek!

​​​Racial Equality Discussion Panel

Join Arts educators as they discuss Diversity and Inclusion in Arts Education.  Teaching artists, educators from secondary education to collegiate will gather around the table to have a real-life discussion. YOU get to be a part of real-life change for students right in your community! 

Facilitator: Kyrus Keenan Westcott

​​​AFRICAN DANCE Class

Movement has always been a way to communicate! From big celebrations to intimate ceremonies, dance tells a story. Come get your dance on as we learn famous moves and ways to communicate culture!


Facilitator: Dana Orange