Black Plays Archive Event
The Black Plays Archive is an online catalogue hosted by the National Theatre, created in partnership with the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton and in association with Sustained Theatre and Arts Council England.
Discussion on Black British play writing
- Curated by Tinuke Craig
Join us during Black History Month for an interactive event to celebrate and raise awareness of the Black Plays Archive - an online catalogue of the first professional production of every African, Caribbean and Black British play produced in the UK.
Ask questions to the panel and join the live Q&A session using #BlackPlaysEvent from 7pm on Wed 5 Oct.
The evening will be hosted by Kwame Kwei-Armah and will include staged readings of key play extracts and lively discussion about representation in theatre and black British playwriting. Guests will have the opportunity to live-Tweet questions for the panel and will leave with a full list of the plays from the archive and an understanding of how to use this important resource.
The panel includes: Justin Audibert (Director), Tinuke Craig (Director), Kobna Holdbrook Smith (Actor) and Purni Morell (Artistic Director, Unicorn Theatre).
Initiated by playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah and run by the National Theatre, the Black Plays Archive provides information about productions, playwrights and theatre companies, as well as a range of digital resources designed to support the study of Black British theatre history such as: audio-extracts, video interviews and essays on playwrights, production history and information about styles and genres.
Aimed at GCSE, A-Level and University students, open to all.
If you are a school, email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. The general public can purchase tickets online or via phone.