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Glenn Alan

award-winning playwright, director, stage producer, executive producer of DC Black Theatre Festival

Glenn Alan, award-winning playwright, director, stage producer, executive producer of DC Black Theatre Festival

11:30 AM

Friday 18th August, 2023

PANEL DISCUSSION: Overcoming Barriers – Embracing our Culture and Differences in Theatre & Film

Description: Artists of Color (AOC) have dealt with racism, colorism, whitewashing, and stereotypes throughout vaudeville, theatre, film, and television. However, they have always found a way to publicly tell and celebrate their culture and differences.

This panel will discuss what was, what is, and what is to come for AOC in the entertainment industry.

In the Roosevelt room.

Panelists: 

Rose Bianco, actress, theatre, television, and film

Alicia Payne, Canadian multi-disciplinary storyteller (stage, film, television, and radio)

Jeannette Hill, award-winning playwright and creative activist, founder of JWHill Productions LLC and Sight  Ain’t Seeing Theatre Company.

Glenn Alan, award-winning playwright, director, stage producer, executive producer of DC Black Theatre Festival

Lorey Hayes, Multi-award winning writer, director, Stage, Film, Television

Moderator:  Jeannine Foster-McKelvia, playwright, director, and adjunct assisstant professor of theatre at the CUNY College of Technology and at Marymount Manhattan College

8:30 PM

Thursday 17th August, 2023

SPECIAL READING: The House on Clybourne Street

Jackson

Writer: Glenn Alan                         

This play is based on characters created by Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin In The Sun.” This is Ruth’s play – she carries the weight, the responsibility, and the pain. The antagonist is the house: the pain and sacrifice of owning and living.  In a neighborhood that at one point did not want them and made it very clear to the Younger family. What happens when a dream of home ownership is overshadowed by a racist climate?