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Blog: Playwright Ayesis Clay Uses Theatre to Inspire and Empower Teachers

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Last year, the theater company Theatre Alliance included my play Follow the Money, This Is America in their annual Word Becomes Action Festival as they introduced me and three other playwrights as their Quadrant Playwrights. I had the opportunity to see my play read by actors I didn’t know and directed by someone I had […]

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Blog: Choreographer Turned Arts Administrator C. Lorenzo Evans III Talks Dance and Pivoting as an Artist During COVID-19

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C. Lorenzo “goLo” Evans III is a dancer/choreographer from the Washington DC metropolitan area. He is best known for his work with Fantasia Barrino and the iconic Godfather of Soul, go-go artist Chuck Brown. Following many years of training in Philadelphia at Temple University, Koresh Dance and Freedom Theatre, Evans began goLoworld Dance Company in […]

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Blog: La Marvela Represents the Musical Traditions of Colombia

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Music lovers in the Washington DC metropolitan area have been out of sorts since the start of the pandemic as many local venues have had to close due to COVID-19. Performing artists have had to find creative ways to connect with their audiences. Many have been successful as some still struggle with the changes. Alison […]

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Blog: Montgomery County Youth Poet, Karina Gorham, Reacts to the Breonna Taylor Court Decision

Breonna Taylor was a 26-year-old woman who was fatally shot on March 13, 2020 in Kentucky by Louisville Metro Police Department officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove. On Wednesday, September, 23, 2020, a grand jury did not indict the officers  for her murder which resulted when the officers entered her apartment using a battering ram, unannounced.

Art has been central to the protest movements surrounding this year’s overwhelming acts of injustice impacting our country. From the Black Lives Matter mural in DC to the motley assortment of fiber art, posters and photographs plastered to the chain link fence President Trump erected in front of the White House, art has highlighted the […]

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