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Harvard Black Playwrights Festival


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.



"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

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