As Un-American Blackbox centers artworks as the vehicle for fostering and promoting conversation about American identity, we’re also committed to offering time, space, and resources for the creation and development of those artworks. PLAYBOX Series is focused on workshops of new pieces of American theatre, culminating in virtual readings for a live audience.
Join us January 29-31, 2021 for readings of four new pieces of theatre (3 plays and a musical!), each grappling in personal, smart, absurd, and moving ways with what it might mean to be American.
Blackbox in the Round
a roundtable discussion with artists from the PLAYBOX Series at Un-American Blackbox, moderated by curator + producer Ellen Jackson.
As this conversation grapples with what it means to be an American artist making work in this country, it's critical to acknowledge the stolen land on which we make this work, and the indigenous people who were forcibly stripped of that land by the white colonizers who went on to create the United States of America, and who remain disenfranchised today. We acknowledge that this discussion of an American artistic practice, and that practice itself, occur on unceded land, originally and rightfully belonging to and stewarded by indigenous Americans.
Music, Lyrics & Book by Will Shishmanian
Developed with & Directed by Miss Hazel Jade
Dramaturgy by Pascale Florestal
Saturday, January 30 | 8p
IN THE DARK TIMES, WILL THERE ALSO BE SINGING?
by Dianne Nora
directed by Jaclyn Biskup
Sunday, January 31 | 8p