WE SPEAK FOR THE UNHEARD VOICES
“An Artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times.”
WHAT WE DO
It's an opportunity for us to see and hear ourselves in our own words and cadences, with the brush of our own pen. It's an opportunity for us to love on ourselves, and the various villages from which we descend. It is an explosion of Black writers to continue to be the foremost scribes of their own experiences.
This is Black Lives, Black Words.
Award-Winning Playwright & Artistic Associate at Black Lives, Black Words International Project
Amidst the grieve, despair, and ongoing trauma in our communities, we are blessed to have artists who are able to speak on our behalf provide comfort to communities through art. During these challenging times, we recognize the power and importance of our BLBW artists to articulate our pain, frustration, anguish, and even, our need for escapism and laughter to get through the emotional heaviness and heartbreak of our circumstances. At BLBW, we recognize our role as a catalyst for changeas we continue to provide a platform for our artists to speak when we simply do not have the words, to lean on when we are weary, and to call for action at times of distress.
DO BLACK LIVES MATTER? Join over 400 BLBW international artists of color that have taken part in our ground-breaking BLBW Showcases. From aspiring to veteran playwrights these unique showcases explore the black diaspora experiences and empowers Black artists to have control of their own narratives.
Gain the opportunity to work with our Co-Founders and Artistic Associates through our College Takeovers to provide your students to learn, write and produce a showcase at their colleges. This empowering educational initiative provides a hands-on opportunity for students to become global citizens, leaders and socially conscious activists.