SBT’s Talk Forward programming launched in support of Carolyn Ratteray’s new play BOTH AND!

Support Black Theatre was thrilled to launch our new audience enrichment program, Talk Forward, in support of Both And (A Play About Laughing While Black), an exciting new show conceived, written, and performed by Carolyn Ratteray and directed by Andi Chapman.⁣

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With Talk Forward, SBT flips the model of the traditional talkback and engages the community right from the start—inviting them to participate more fully in the process of theatre making.

This inaugural Talk Forward, which began during Women’s History Month, was a 4-part series of impactful, community-building events for Black women and non-binary. Together, we explored the themes of this incredible new play— Black Wellness, Black Legacy, and Black Joy. ⁣

⁣Huge thank-yous to our amazing partners at Reparations Club, Ebony Repertory Theatre, and Women of Color Therapy, for making this a truly fulfilling experience!

⁣Support Black Theatre’s Talk Forward programming is generously sponsored by Black Equity Collective, The Black Seed, and SoCal Grantmakers. Sign up for the SBT newsletter to stay informed on future Talk Forward events!