Black writers featured in Williamstown Theatre Festival


Outside on Main: Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Plays. It is pretty cool to have as many Black made play scripts headline an old fashioned New England town’s summer festival week of outdoor stage plays.

media’s review. The plays are over. The crowd was good, but no Blacks were seen in audience, said the New York Times. There was a lot of rain but the shows did go on. Get the detailed scoop from a New York Times theater critic here here.

A live theatrical series happens each year in Williamstown, Massachusetts and this one features bold Black playwrights and their creations. The nine solo plays that comprise Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays are Williamstown Theatre Festival commissions, supported by WTF’s Andrew Martin-Weber New Play and Musical Commissioning Program. They will be playing thru July 25th 2021 at the Front Lawn of the ’62 Center for Theater and Dance.

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