We are less than four weeks away from Black Theatre Network’s 36th Annual Conference in Detroit, MI, July 24th-27th! This year’s conference, SCRIPTING THE FLIP: BLACK THEATRE ACT III, boasts an exciting lineup of workshops, panels, performances, and special guests. Each day features incredible offerings, including:
Day One (July 24th)
*DETROIT HONORS at Spirit of Detroit Our first-day kick-off with the City of Detroit honoring special guest celebrities; actress Chante Adams, playwright Dominique Morisseau, Broadway producer Ron Simons, Tony Award winner Michael R. Jackson and Producer/Director Woodie King.
*The World Premiere of the new musical, Hastings Street, presented by Detroit’s Plowshares Theatre.
Day Two (July 25th)
*BTN AWARDS LUNCHEON Presentation of the Apple Awards to Dominique Morisseau and The BTN Presidential Pathfinder Award to Producer Ron Simons.
*StudentQuest Monologue Competition – featuring student finalists from across the country. Facilitated by Professors Eric Little (Clark Atlanta University) and Michael Dinwiddie (New York University).
Day Three (July 26th)
*MARVIN SIMS INSTITUTE (TEACHER TRAINING): A complete day of teacher training for High School & College instructors focusing on the effective inclusion and use of African-American drama as educators/school theatre coordinators/directors.
TROUBLE IN MIND. A presentation on the Tony Nominated show by Lighting Designer Kathy Perkins & John Ray Proctor.
*A lecture/discussion with Broadway, television writer, and award winner Dominique Morisseau.
The BTN Presidential Panel ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP & ALTERNATIVE FUNDRAISING led by President K. Zaheerah Sultan with special guest Teresa Eyring, Executive Director of Theatre Communications Group (TCG).
A performance of PRETTY FIRE by Charlayne Woodard, presented by North Carolina A&T State University.