October 24, 2021

Archetypes in Black Theatre

Join our conversation as Dr. John Shévin Foster explores the occurrences and influences of archetypes in Black Theatre. Examine how playwrights and artists re-envision and retell history from alternative and contemporary points of view such as, August Wilson, Lorraine Hansberry, Dominique Morrisseau, Tyler Perry and others.

May 11, 2021
4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Black Theatre Initiative’s Webinar Series 2020–2021

Our Guest Artist and Scholar

Dr. John Shévin Foster has worked academically and professionally as the Director of Theatre at Shaw University and Virginia State University, as Visiting Professor and playwriting mentor at New York University and as the Education Manager and producer at the Brooklyn Academy of Music/BAM. The founding Artistic Director of Inneract Productions: Quality Theatre of Color, he facilitated the workshop performance for Bridges and Tunnel: Sarah Jones, which won the 2006 Tony Award. As a playwright, his work has been produced nationally and centers on accurate portrayals of African American life. He is an August Wilson Scholar and is a past president and board member of Black Theatre Network.

Our Webinar Moderators

Kathryn Ervin
Professor & Founding Member of The Black Theatre Network

Andre Harrington
Professor & Past President of The Black Theatre Network