A CELEBRATION OF BLACK AMERICAN THEATER

The JSP Acting Ensemble celebrates black playwrights and black characters with a performance of scenes and monologues from the works of Lorraine Hansberry, August Wilson, Lydia R. Diamond, and more.  Explore with our young people why these works stand the test of time and will move, educate, and entertain us for years to come!

Select a scene to watch:

A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Performed by Bryce, Sundiata, and Jacob

A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Performed by Cydney

FENCES
Performed by Jayden and Isaiah

STICKFLY
Performed by Daniel

STICKFLY
Performed by Ealan

THE MOUNTAINTOP
Performed by Cydney, Anisa, and Izzy

SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
Performed by Kiesse and Zofia

FULL VIRTUAL SUMMIT PRESENTATION

Want to read the full plays? You can find them through the New York Public Library:


A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry 

School Girls; or The African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh

Stick Fly by Lydia R. Diamond

The Mountaintop by Katori Hall
Fences by August Wilson

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunset

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MEDIA

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POETRY

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