In this episode we have the pleasure of speaking with playwright, professor, and researcher Brittney S. Harris! Listen in as we share our belief in the power of the arts to change hearts and minds, finding stories in our communities and of course, the joys of being a Southern Black theatre maker.
Brittney S. Harris is an Assistant Professor of Theatre in the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts at Old Dominion University. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Georgia. Brittney’s research efforts are supported and documented by the practices of PaR (Performance as Research). Her areas of expertise are in Race and Performance, Theatre for Social Change, and performative community-engaged programming.
Throughout the Southeast regions of VA, NC, DC, and GA, Brittney has created several community engagement-based projects and conducted workshops on solo performance development and devised theatre at several national interdisciplinary conferences including the 1st Annual Richmond Fringe Festival, 2020 Mid-America Theatre Conference, Black Theatre Network Annual Conference, and 2019 Gender, Bodies & Technology Conference: TechnoLogics: Power and Resistance.
Most recently, her short play The Amazin’ Jason was an official section for the Fade to Black Theatre Festival, Houston TX and she is workshopping and touring her two solo performance projects, The Intersection: The Sandra Bland Project and Being B.A.D.; each project explores the adverse effects of violence in social media on the personal psyche and how narrative-based storytelling is used as a vessel for social resilience and redemption.
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