Interview with Playwright Oya Mae Davis

While looking through the Playwright’s Center Member directory, I came across the profile of Oya Mae Davis,  a Black  Cubana playwright from Minneapolis, MN. She is a current Augsburg college student majoring in sociology with a focus on playwriting. Her play Waiting for Superman focuses on. Davis fuses Afro Cuban spiritual traditions into her plays and […]

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Performance Profile: La Sirene: Rutas de Azucar by Lukumi Arts

La Sirene: Rutas de Azucar (Sugar Routes) THE PERFORMANCE La Sirene: Rutas de Azucar is a multi-media performance written by Afro-Cuban performer,  Jadele McPherson.  It takes the audience through a journey that asks how we can “redefine borders”, find liberation and heal from ancestral trauma.  This piece, La Sirene, tells the story of hopeful revolutionaries who […]

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Reflection: Actor Delpaneaux A. Wills Inspires You to Follows Your Dreams

#Teatrolatinegro is invested in introducing you to Afro-diasporic artists who are out there doing the work.  I came across actor Delpaneaux Wills (pronounced Del-pawn-o) on twitter and I quickly became interested in his work.  Not only is he talented, but he has been on the critically acclaimed show Criminal Minds!  Wills is both inspirational and […]

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Reflection: Getting my life changed at the Black and Latino Playwrights Conference

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the Black and Latino Playwrights Conference, a week long “workshop and showcase featuring the work of student and professional Black and Latino playwrights, conducted by professional guest directors and artists.” I sat in on the workshop that Judy Tate taught on 10-minute plays and got […]

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Review: Josh Inocéncio and the Houston Premiere of “Purple Eyes”

Josh Inocéncio’s one man show Purple Eyes. Purple Eyes is the first in a trilogy that looks at Josh’s roots.   Under the collective name, Splintered in Three: An American Trilogy, Purple Eyes, The Little Edelweiss: or, An Immigrant’s Fairytale, and Chocolate Gravy and White Jesus are three separate shows that capture many of his cultures.  When I walked into the Fresh […]

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Interview with the Leader of the Black Latina Movement Crystal S. Roman

Crystal S. Roman is the multi-talented Black Latina artist who runs one of the most successful companies championing Afrolatin@ stories, the Black Latina Movement.  The Black Latina Movement boldly shares Black Latina experiences through theater, music and film. They live up to their mission by not just  putting Black Latinas on stage, but portraying them in a […]

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