African-American Theatre Symposium II

Progressive Arts Collective's Second Sym-posium for African-American Theatre Artists and their Allies is set for Saturday, February 24, at Austin Community College, Rio Grande campus. This follow-up to Pro Arts' November symposium is expected to draw an even larger turn-out, based in part on advance conversation prompted by questions from Dr. Joni Jones: "Do we have a sense of definition as African-American theatre artists? Is this a specific group aesthetic? What is that aesthetic?" Dr. Jones will also give a historical overview of African-American theatre companies that have been clear in what they wanted to achieve. Other events include a dance demo/workshop with Jimmy Turner, a singing workshop with Dr. Beulah Agnes Jones, a panel discussion on audience development in the African-American community, a Shakespearean acting lecture/demo, presentation of community service awards and tributes, and performances by Ladies of the Mop, Root Wy'mn Theatre Co., and Correo Aereo. For info, call 447-5343.

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