49 minutes | Apr 5th 2021

33. KEITH JOSEF ADKINS - Artistic Director of The New Black Fest

On this episode, I speak with Keith Josef Adkins, a playwright and artistic director of The New Black Fest. Keith originally went to school for broadcast journalism with the dream of becoming a weatherman, so how exactly did he transition into playwriting and becoming an artistic director? Keith takes me through his artistic journey, how he became a playwright, and the inspiration for starting The New Black Fest.For a full transcript of today's episode go to beyondthelightspodcast.com.Mentioned in this Episode [00:00:51] The New Black Fest [00:10:04] Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe[00:17:11] Maria Irene Fornes [00:21:27] Henry Dumas [00:26:38] The People Before the Park[00:26:55] Seneca Village[00:27:01] Archeological evidence from Seneca Village[00:27:17] The Demolition of Seneca Village[00:29:56] Epic Theater Ensemble [00:30:18] New York Historical Society [00:40:10] The National Black Theater [00:40:13] Jonathan McCrory[00:40:24] Apollo Theater[00:41:18] The Movement Theater Company[00:41:19] 48 hours in Harlem[00:41:21] The New Federal TheaterFollow KeithTwitterInstagramFollow The New Black FestWebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagramFollow Beyond the LightsWebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram
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