Episode 15: Nurturing the seed: Cultivating equity and resilience in Black theatre

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Though the events of 2020 have cast a spotlight on systemic racism, Black theater has long been making art in context of racial inequity — and working to dismantle it. On Episode 15 of DISCOVERY, we’ll talk with Gary Anderson, producing artistic director of Plowshares Theatre Company in Detroit. Anderson is also a co-founder of Black Seed — a new, unprecedented national initiative addressing historic inequities in theater by fostering growth and sustainability for Black theater organizations. We’ll discuss why it’s important to remake theater for an equitable future beyond COVID-19 — and how to do it.



DISCOVERY is a weekly Knight Foundation show, hosted by the Knight Arts team. The program takes a weekly look at how the arts and artists build informed and engaged communities. To see past episodes, or to learn more about Knight’s live weekly shows, visit KF.org