Blacker The Berry, curated by Lights! Camera! Soul! is a storytelling platform for illuminating the voices, stories, and ideas of Black artists. New episodes appearing bi-weekly.
We're artists. We craft things-it's what we do. Actor and Designer, Austin Winter, shares a story on the experiences he's had as a Black Queer man working in the theater and why it's important he uses his creativity to represent his most authentic self.
Power to the Music
Music has the power to change, influence, and impact. Rapper, Don Jay Live allows his music to transform through conscious lyrics, stimulating visuals, and the message of Love.
Get the job done
Chike Johnson is an accomplished actor, father, husband, and filmmaker. In this personal story he details why it's important to him to get the job done and get it done well. Black Excellence at it's finest people!
I am Enough.
Chicago based Actor and Artistic Director of Black Box Acting, Eric Gerard shares a story on how he stays grounded in truth. Through his beginnings of growing up heavily in the church, to recognizing his value as an artist. These experiences have shaped him to be an even more grounded artist and even better leader through the mantra of, I AM ENOUGH.
Re-Mastering Master Narratives: Part Two
Too big for just one episode! In this continuation from part one, T.R. is at the helm of a major theatrical production on her college campus, but is given the run-around by school administration and fellow students. Listen to how the words of Ntosake Shange broke the chains of an old narrative and gave inspiration for a new one.
Re-Mastering Master Narratives: Part One
As our favorite Auntie Rep. Maxine Waters said "Reclaiming my time!" Our guest, T.R. Williams proceeded to do just that with the intriguing details of her thesis statement. Her story is powerful, but her voice is even more powerful.