Black History Month 2020

Curated by Artist and Creative, Sean Dale, events included weekly Black History Month Chats, A series of pieces about the Black experience: featuring dance, monologues and music and a medley of Black Musical Theatre classics. The whole month was structured around 4 main topics of the Black Experience: Representation, Overcoming, Oppression and Identity. To discuss topics covered in all the pieces each week Sean was joined by community facilitator William H Dickerson to answer questions and have an open conversation.

Week 1: Identity
Featuring 2 monologues about what it means to be black. Alexis Craig-Hart performed ‘What it Means To Be Black’, which she wrote and created and Macadie Amoroso performed a monologue from her self penned show ‘Blue Beneath the Skin’ about what it is like to be mixed race. We week was rounded off with a live conversation with Sean Dale and William H Dickerson. Click on any of the below to view any of the piece of conversations:

Week 2: Oppression
Featuring a dance piece by Quentin Sledge called > 3/5, an Untitled monologue by Reece Devarn, and the classic ‘We Should Make a Documentary about Spades, performed by Leodis Smith. The week rounded up with a Q&A and open discussion from Sean Dale and Alexis Craig Hart. Click on any of the below to view any of the piece of conversations:

Week 3: Overcoming
Featuring Sarah Taylor performing a monologue from ‘Allowables’, Morgan Chambers performing an exact from ‘Twilight: Los Angeles 1992’, a play by Anna Deavere Smith, and a conversation with William H Dickerson, Sean Dale and Grammy nominated singer Shawn Rivera.

Week 4: Representation
Featuring Gabrion Keys performing ‘Reggie’ extract from Stephen Kings ‘Skeleton Crew’, Ryan Ruel performs his self penned monologue ‘Under the surface’, Jeremias Amore a monologue from Mike Bartllet’s ’13’, all rounded up with a live Q&A and open conversation with Sean Dale and William H Dickerson.

Black History Month Medley:
Featuring a host of Black Musical Theatre songs including ‘Family’ from Deamgirls’, ‘He Lives in You’ from the Lion Kind, ‘I Know Where i’ve Been’ from Hairspray and many many more.