Harvard Black Playwrights Festival

Cofounder/Codirector

The Harvard Black Playwrights Festival ran for the first time October 19-21, 2017. The festival was conceived, founded, and directed by mase johnson and Ian Askew as a celebration of black theater making, a platform for black students to try their hand at playwriting, and an opportunity for black undergraduate theater-makers to learn from accomplished professionals. The first festival  featured four performances of original student work as well as a discussion with playwrights Kirsten Greenidge and Robert O'Hara. HBPF is now in its third year.

 

Press:

"Harvard Kicks Off First-Ever Black Playwrights Festival" (Harvard Crimson)

"Vulnerability and Identity: Harvard Black Playwrights Festival" (Harvard Crimson)

poster by Ian Askew

photo by Kyrstal Phu