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Liberation: African Grove Theatre, a conversation on legacy
June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Us Supporting Us will begin with an in-depth conversation celebrating the 200-year legacy of the African Grove Theatre, founded by William Alexander Brown, a free Black man from the West Indies that was in operation in NYC from 1821 – 1826 when it mysteriously burned down.
Moderated by Michael Dinwiddie (NYU Professor/Playwright), the panel will focus on the history of Black creativity from 1821 to the present. The panelists will include Awoye Timpo (Director/founder of CLASSIX), Eileen Morris (Artistic Director Ensemble Theatre, Houston) and Marvin McAllister (Winthrop University), a nationally-recognized author and scholar on the African Grove Theatre and the American theater.
For this event the VPAC will be named the New African Grove Theatre in honor of the 200th anniversary of its founding. Black Theatre Network is joining as a partner for this event.
REGISTER HERE: African Grove Theatre