What is the state of black theatre in America?
Here are some sub questions to get conversation going:
Is there a black theatre? What does the term "black theatre" mean... is it plays written by black artists? Is it theaters run by black artists and administrators? White people-- do you go and see plays by black playwrights other than August Wilson? Do you have the opportunity to where you live? What are the trends we see in inclusion of black artists in theatre in America? And what about black actors? Directors? Designers?... In other words... (to quote a black playwrights friend of mine): What is the place of black artists in theatre?
I'll weigh in myself in the comments later on, I'm sure... but for now, the microphone is yours. Be honest and respectful!