WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE LORRAINE HANSBERRY
Showcasing exciting projects and resources from us and our friends, sharing art that helps us reflect and take action in this important season in America’s history.
Radical Vision: Lorraine Hansberry, Artist and Activist
4pm Thursday, October 29
A terrific opportunity to learn more about our trailblazing namesake, Lorraine Hansberry. Our Artistic Director Margo Hall will introduce a talk hosted by U.C. Berkeley’s Patrick Finelli Keynote Speaker Series, in which Georgetown University professor Soyica Colbert will speak about Hansberry’s life at the intersection of politics and art. Tune in via Zoom to listen to this fascinating talk.
Photo Credit: Lisa Keating Photography
Black Voices Past & Present
Podcast by Steven Anthony Jones
“MLK Presses for the Right to Vote”
Just in time for the election, this podcast episode shares Martin Luther King J.R.’s timeless and powerful 1957 speech “Give us the ballot” in which King beseeches the U.S. government to ensure Black People’s voting rights. Actor and former LHT Artistic Director Steven Anthony Jones is host of Black Voices Past & Present, spotlighting speeches and literature that resists white supremacy. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement, this podcast brings some of the most poignant voices of Black history directly to listener’s ears, unfiltered and without talking head commentary.
Blood at the Root
By Dominique Morisseau
Virtual Zoom Play
7:30pm November 6
(on-demand streaming: Nov. 7 - 15)
This bold new play by MacArthur Genius grant recipient Dominique Morisseau (Ain't Too Proud, Sunset Baby, Detroit '67, Skeleton Crew) examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and the crises in relations between men and women of all classes. Moving, lyrical, and bold, Blood at the Root probes the complexities of race, individual freedoms, and what justice means when biases have been normalized. Directed by former LHT Artistic Director Darryl V. Jones, Blood at the Root is presented by Cal State University East Bay as a virtual Zoom play.
Healthy Healing Eats
Eating healthy food helps us fight sickness and feel good! Check out Healthy Healing Eats for information about good nutritional options and delicious recipes. Its most recent post explores the immense variety of honeys in the world and offers up a simply sweet recipe for delicious Bee’s Knees Honey Cocktail. Just the thing to sip while enjoying a virtual performance!
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