I've been keeping pretty busy lately. My projects have a world all their own. It's why I formed 55AP last Fall, but more on that another time...
Supporting me on Patreon as the hub of all of this work - I consistently create space for Black artists and my own writing, but creative time as a parent requires your children to be occupied or sleep to be at a minimum. The balance between all of that is real.
There is truly something for everyone as it relates to Black creatives on this list:
From Blackboard Plays, the reading series I've been running for nearly 14 years at this point, to Harlem9, the OBIE Award winning producing collaborative that is responsible for "48Hours in...™Harlem" "48Hours in...™El Bronx", "48Hours in...™Holy Ground", "48Hours in...™Detroit", and "48Hours in...™Dallas"... to name a few... PLUS the anthologies we publish that include the work we have been producing over the years.
#BMPFest exists to make space for Black Parent Playwrights to tell the stories of Black Families. We are so nuanced and rarely are we able to live in those complexities - rarely are we invited to tell those stories. Our Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival, makes the space for that!
Obsidian Theatre Festival is a Black Theatre Festival in Detroit. I am currently their Creative Producer and it was an important project to add to my already busy roster because it is in my hometown of Detroit and I will find any reason to create at home and support artists and aspiring artists in Detroit because I was once a high schooler who thought hard about a journey back to Detroit that didn't involve Detroit because I desired a more diverse set of opportunities and to be in New York for a while.
All of these projects have Black artists in common and today and everyday!