Honor Black Voices
Celebrate Black Theatrical History
Celebrate Black History Month in your theatre class by exploring the history of Black plays and works on Broadway, from the late 1800's until today. Find the titles you need at Black Work Broadway an internet database tracking plays by people of color on Broadway.
Celebrating Black History Month - Broadway Milestones You Need to Know
Learn about Broadway milestones as a part of Black history.
Celebrate Black History Month in the Theatre
Celebrate famous Black Thespians with Tomorrow Tix out of Seattle
Top BIPOC Plays You Can't Miss
Lesson Plan Idea:
Use any of the above or all of them to build a lesson in theatre research by diving into the social and cultural background of famous works by Black artists.
National Theatre Standards Alignment:
TH:Cn11.2.6.b. Investigate the time period and place of a drama/theatre work to better understand performance and design choices.
TH:Cn11.2.7.a. Research and discus how a playwright may have intended a drama/theatre work to be produced.
TH:Cn11.2.I.b. Use basic theatre research methods to better understand the social and cultural background of a drama/theatre work.
Celebrate Great Performances
Celebrate great performances and legendary black actors by watching James Earl Jones in this Shakespeare in the Park production of King Lear by The Public Theatre, streaming from the website "Allarts.org" at https://allarts.org/2020/05/sh...
Lesson Plan Idea: Combine a watch party with the Click to Teach lesson in Theatre Criticism to turn this into a unit.
Looking for plays or other resources to add to your curriculum? Here are some links to help you get started
BIPOC Playwrights https://tdps.berkeley.edu/bipoc-playwrights
Alternate Canon - curated crowd sourced list of plays from diverse cultures https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HwAHAwU83bW_jSzxbMrqWyyuAYmsOWtqK-7HxKA9yek/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR3u2Fp7e_JuAvGHnqjdjlivBxtfqqUIf11W_RKu4hpQXRwSj6-YXdxO1mM#id.b12d9qm89kyv
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