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Hastings Street
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Hastings Street

DETROIT, MI – Michigan’s only professional African American Theatre, Plowshares Theatre Company, presents a virtual concert of songs from an original musical set in Detroit past. The play, Hastings Street, is a work in progress set in 1949 at the cusp of the order to tear down Black Bottom, the segregated Black community that was once where...

Vision Party
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Vision Party

We’re entering a New Stage! Plowshares Theatre Company Cordially Invites You to A Vision Party Over the last few months, we’ve chartered a new future for Plowshares. We’ve used this shutdown to take a comprehensive look at Plowshares, its audience, and its programming. Now, we’re ready to unveil it. So here’s the request: I’m looking to...

Lulu Fall “Lifts Every Voice” in Concert Series
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Lulu Fall “Lifts Every Voice” in Concert Series

Lulu Fall “Lifts Every Voice” in Concert Series AWARD-WINNING ACTOR AND SONGWRITER LULU FALL FEATURED IN CONCERT SERIES DETROIT, MI NOVEMBER 12, 2020 – Plowshares Theatre Company presents Lift Every Voice: Four Concerts with Lulu Fall. This four-week virtual concert series will premiere every Tuesday at 7 PM starting on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. You are in for...

“The Master’s Tool” – Black Theatre Matters, Ep. 103
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“The Master’s Tool” – Black Theatre Matters, Ep. 103

Black Theatre Matters is a podcast designed for you. It is designed to be informative, exploring new works, as well as interviews with Black Theatre artists and organizations. We promise thoughtful commentary on trending issues, principles of the art form, and ideas underlying Black Theatre. Here’s the rundown for today’s episode: In Segment #1 I’m going to...

…while Black
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…while Black

This blog post originally ran on our arts and humanities blog, “Black Theatre Matters.”  George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Names added to a lengthy list of Black people whose lives have been taken at the hands of white policemen or former policemen. Lives lost with a complete disregard for being held accountable or receiving...

When WE See Us
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When WE See Us

When I was a kid in Ypsilanti, Michigan I didn’t have a clue as to what I wanted to be when I grew up. At one point I thought I might be a comic book artist because I loved comics. I found out that a few of my favorite artists and writers were Black or...

29 Facts on Charles S. Gilpin and The Emperor Jones
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29 Facts on Charles S. Gilpin and The Emperor Jones

Born in November 20, 1878 in Richmond, Virginia, Charles S. Gilpin attended a segregated Catholic school until the age of 12, before seeking work to help support his family. In 1896 at the age of 18, Gilpin joined a minstrel show, leaving Richmond and beginning a life on the road that lasted for many years. ...