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2nd Annual BIPOC Play Fest:
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"If you’ve had your fill of dead white male playwrights, or even if you just want to add some variety to your dramatic play reading list, Perceptions Theatre has the prescription for you. The company, founded by artistic director Myesha-Tiara, has been hosting a play reading club that features BIPOC playwrights. During the pandemic the meetings were virtual, but this coming April will mark their first in-person meetings (though a virtual one will still be available) at locations throughout south-side Chicago. "
"A Breath for Humanity (directed and devised by Lauren Wells-Mann)... is a poignant collage of vignettes and monologues on the accumulated stress of the pandemic, the fight against ongoing racial oppression, and the struggle to just breathe and be in the world as we are..."
"Not only has Perceptions Theatre weathered the pandemic, but that it’s producing plays that are comparable to older, more established Chicago theatre companies. "
"Amplifying Black Voices: New company celebrates with BIPOC Playwright’s Festival..."
"Black Magic addresses issues of pain and loss for Black women in ways that feel particularly poignant right now. I really liked it!"- Kerry Reid, The Reader (Click for full article)
"I enjoyed Black Magic. I loved watching you and your team with experimenting with how to translate a play to a filmic medium. Really cool story, script, performances, images."
- Olivia Lilley, Artistic Director of Prop Thtr
" 3 out of 4 Stars. Cinematographer Dareion Shaw's skillful editing captures the ease with which the cast conveys the candor and intimacy of characters immediately recognizable by each of us in Black Magic." -Mary Barnidge, TotalTheatre.com (Click for full article)
" Perception Theatre’s Black Magic is Joyful and Smart Exploration of Grief."