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Mixed Magic Theatre thanks all who participated in and or attended the dynamic week of events leading up to and culminating in a powerful,thoughtful and engaging discussion about theatre and race at ‘The Role of the Theater in the Conversation on Race in America’ forum hosted by Mixed Magic Theatre and Rhode Island College,October 10th at RIC , with support from the Rhode Island Foundation and RISCA.
Reknown Dallas based Actor/Director &Playwright Akin Babatunde was the forum’s special guest. Mixed Magic’s Co-founder, Author &theatre artist Ricardo Pitts-Wiley served as Moderator . The panelists included Mixed Magic Artistic Director Jonathan Pitts-Wiley, Trinity Rep Artistic Director Curt Columbus, Rites and Reason Artistic Director Elmo Terry-Morgan, Producing Director Benny Ambush, Singer/Actress Rose Weaver, Actor/Playwright Joe Wilson Jr., Actor/Director Jackie Davis, Actress Joanne Fayan and Mixed Magic Co-founder Bernadet Pitts-Wiley.
The theater race forum is the brain child of Project Manager Ricardo Pitts-Wiley who has projected multiple day conferences for 2016 to be entitled , ‘The Role of Theatre in the Conversation on Race, Gender and Identity.’
Panelists See Theater As A Safe Place To Address Uncomfortable Truths About Race
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From Artistic Director Jonathan Pitts-Wiley:
Like most non-profit arts organizations, Mixed Magic Theatre's continued success depends upon grants and generous donations along the way. We believe in affordable prices for the community at large, paying our bills on time and paying the talented men and women who grace our stage whenever possible. As with any organization, there have been lean times in the past and there may be lean times in the future. Mixed Magic Theatre was able to keep its door open by sheer force of will, a few dedicated (and possibly crazy) souls and generosity of people who believe in building more literate, arts-active communities. This is where our magic begins and it is vital that it continue.
Hey Mixed Magic Theatre Fans, we're excited to announce that we've partnered with The Contemporary Theater Company and Epic Theatre Company to form The Rhode Island Theater Alliance, or RITA!
What does this mean? Further collaborations between the three theaters, including transfers of shows from one space to another, shared resources, and great opportunities for YOU to see even better work from all three of our theaters!
Check out our new Facebook page to learn more, and please "Like" CTC and ETC's Facebook pages to spread the support.
We think you're going to love RITA.