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Playwrights of the Black Arts Movement

February 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm


Arena Stage dramaturg and Yale lecturer Otis Cortez Ramsey-Zöe leads this one-day master class exploring the playwrights of the Black Arts Movement and their impact on today’s writers. The day begins with an exploration of the cultural moment of the 1970s and 80’s and spirit of protest that sparked this influential time in history. Participants will then discuss how writers emerged from this environment, and the work of specific playwrights including Sanchez, Bullins and Baraka and their relationship to the resistance, self-determination, and protest. Through readings and discussions, participants will gain an understanding of the aesthetic and social concerns of this time period, their effect on the stage, and influence on contemporary American playwrights like Wilson, Nottage, and McCraney.

Event Details

Host: Studio Acting Conservatory

Date: February 19, 2023 @ 11am – 6pm

Location: Studio Acting Conservatory, 3423 Holmead Place, NW, Washington, DC 20010

Event fee: $125

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Contact: Emily Morrison, Executive Director



Phone: 202-232-0714


February 19, 2023
11:00 am - 6:00 pm


Emily Morrison, Executive Director
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Studio Acting Conservatory
3423 Holmead Place NW
Washington, DC 20010 United States
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