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Maroon Arts & Culture’s Black Theatre Lab

March 13 • 12:00 pm - March 15 • 4:00 pm

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Maroon Arts & Culture’s

Black Theatre Lab: Spring Break Intensive

Tailored for Black university students, this Black Theatre Lab is designed to supplement their theatre and performance studies programs with Black history, Black culture and Black aesthetics. This workshop will be led by Maroon Arts and Culture founder Lindsay A. Jenkins, a dramaturg specializing in Black Performance Heritage.

Not only will you gain insights into Black theatre, you have the opportunity to apply those insights to the development of an original musical and contribute to a final presentation that will showcase the power of creative collaboration. This workshop is an opportunity to both inspired by the culture while also contributing to the culture.

All majors welcome!

  • To provide students with a foundation of Black theatre history and an understanding of Afrocentric methodologies.
  • To supplement existing academic curricula with culturally relevant instruction and materials.
  • To engage students in practical exercises that translate theoretical learning into tangible artistic expression.
  • To contribute to the development of Sandbranch- Maroon Arts and Culture’s legacy project, through student-driven research and creative input.

Day 1

  • Focus: Introducing students to Afrocentric perspectives in theatre.
  • Activities: Afrocentricity X Dramaturgy Workshop
  • Movement and Visualization
  • Materials: Distribution of a “Sandbranch Syllabus”

Day 2

  • Focus: Implementing Afrocentric approaches through practical exercises.
  • Activities: Guided by professional theatre artists, students will conduct research and participate in exercises to embody their findings.
  • Outcome: Creative pieces that could potentially contribute to the development of Sandbranch

Day 3

  • Students will showcase their work in a presentation, demonstrating the application of Afrocentric methods in theatre development.


March 13 • 12:00 pm
March 15 • 4:00 pm


Pomona College
300 E. Bonita Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711
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