I bring you tidings of amazing news borne on the back of sorrow. The greats of Broadway, theatre at large, and academia have come together to create a forum where artists and the community can commune and discuss the prejudice-inspired tragedies befalling our society. This event will be be held at Columbia University on August 1, 2016 at 8PM. Click here to register and reserve your spot, so you can participate in the Q&A session and community brainstorm on new ways to not simply demand justice but instigate change.
There will also be performances along the course of the evening. According to Broadway Black, “Guest appearances include six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, four-time Grammy Award winner India.Arie, Tony Award winners Billy Porter (Shuffle Along, Kinky Boots), Jeanine Tesori (Artistic Director Of NYCC) & Tony Kushner (Angels of America). Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Hedwig & The Angry Inch, Passing Strange), Professor Kendall Thomas (Columbia Law School), Joshua Henry(Shuffle Along), Camille A. Brown (A Streetcar Named Desire), Professor Frank Roberts (Yale), Daniel Beaty, Daniel J. Watts (Hamilton), The Broadway Inspirational Voices, & New York City Center’s cast of THE RUNAWAYS. ”
It’s wonderful that all these amazing artists and thinkers will be in attendance, but it will be for nothing if YOU — the community — aren’t there. If you’re not located in NY where you are able to attend, please share the word with someone who is, and urge them to be present to help make a difference.