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"Black Lives, Black Words is a Transformative Movement. It's not a theatre fad or diversity trend. It is an ushering in of the new theater artists that will be remembered in history beside their predecessors."



Loy Webb

Artistic Associate of Black Lives, Black Words & Jeff Award-Winning Playwright 

UPCOMING EVENTS 


BLACK LIVES, BLACK WORDS - WANTS YOU TO JOIN THE REVOLUTION! 


A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN OF COLOR IN ARTS, ACTIVISM AND LEADERSHIP

April 27 – 29 at Goodman Theatre

Three days of innovative events and artistic and educational programming showcase the voices and talents of women of color. The weekend features the "International Ten-Minute Play Showcase," including celebrated Chicago playwrights Nambi E. Kelley and Loy Webb, and culminates with a closing performance of The Interrogation of Sandra Bland—a U.S. premiere featuring 100 women of color performing the transcript of Sandra Bland’s arrest. 

The I AM... Fest is curated by Black Lives, Black Words Co-Founders Reginald Edmund and Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway, in partnership with Goodman Theatre. 


All screenings, workshops and discussions are FREE events but require an RSVP. The 10-Minute Play Showcase is a paid event with a separate ticket. Tickets for the Showcase start at $10.


Reserve a VIP ticket for the 10-Minute Play Showcase with promo code BLBW. VIP tickets are $50 and include reserved seating for the 10-Minute Play Showcase, entrance to the IAM... Fest Afterparty with a drink ticket, buffet, opportunity to mingle with BLBW artist and a special gift bag. The afterparty will be held at Bureau Bar, 724 W. Maxwell Street.