The Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS) at Southern University at New Orleans and the Anthony Bean Community Theater (ABCT) announce the postponement of the 1st Annual Louisiana Black Theater Conference & Festival scheduled for April 16-19 at Southern University at New Orleans. This decision was in response to concerns and uncertainty about COVID-19.
The 4-day postponed event was set to celebrate the diverse and provocative works of Black theater artists from throughout the Diaspora. CAAAS and ABCT are jointly determined to reschedule the artists, thinkers, activists and diverse audiences who are dedicated to uplifting the status and contributions of Black theater.
Also postponed is the ABCT 20th Anniversary Benefit Gala honoring and saluting local celebrities including: Irma Thomas, Sally-Ann Roberts, Oliver Thomas, Terry Jones and Adelle Gautier- all of whom have supported ABCT throughout its 20-year history.
T he 1st Annual Louisiana Black Theater Conference & Festival Committee is exploring options for rescheduling the conference/festival in the Fall.
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