Forum on Race and Theatre

A Powerful, Thoughtful, Engaging Discussion

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

(Click here to read this article by Providence Journal Staff Writer Alisha Pina)

Forum Speakers

(L-R) Bernadet Pitts-Wiley,Curt Columbus, Jonathan Pitts-Wiley, Elmo Terry-Morgan, Jackie Davis, Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, Rose Weaver, Benny Ambush, Joe Wilson Jr., Joanne Fayan, & Akin Babatunde