- Loving Black
Dancer and choreographer Anthony Williams’ Loving Black is an exploration of black masculinity that seeks to expand upon long-held conceptions and to redefine black male identity through vulnerability and love. Developed through the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater’s Fresh Works Residency, Loving Black is accompanied by hip hop, jazz and classical music.
December 10 – 8 PM @ New Hazlett Theater
- Sunset Baby
Don’t miss the final week of Sunset Baby at City Theatre. Sunset Baby is the story of Nina, “a smart and sexy hustler who has rejected everything her parents fought for in the black liberation movement. When her estranged father wants to reconcile – but then tries to run a hustle of his own – negotiating her past and present becomes a revolutionary act. From one of the most exciting young voices in the American theatre, this dynamic new play about fathers and daughters sears with wit and wisdom and the brutal politics of freedom.”
Through December 13 @ City Theatre
Through photography, installation, and first-hand accounts, Poison tells the story of those affected by drug consumption and production. A powerful look at the enduring relationship between drugs and the urban community, Poison seeks to offer insight into a world that is often condemned, occasionally glorified, and mostly avoided at all costs. But for millions across the United States, this world is unavoidable. Poison vividly depicts this struggle while examining its origins and considering solutions. The exhibition, curated by Sean Beauford, features artists including Good Mike, Hannibal Hopson, Amani Davis, LinShuttr, and Grits Capone, with contributions from Ike Onyewuenyi.
Exhibition runs December 11, 2015 – January 10, 2016 @ 707 Penn Gallery – 707 Penn Ave
- Paterson Joseph in SANCHO
Royal Shakespearean actor and star of the HBO series, “The Leftovers,” Paterson Joseph, brings his one-man show, SANCHO, to Pittsburgh. SANCHO tells the story of Charles Ignatius Sancho, an African, born on a slave ship (but never enslaved), and the first Black Briton to cast a vote. He was a composer, author, and orator. For Joseph’s one-night special performance, doors open at 7pm for cocktails and music.
December 11 – 8 PM @ The August Wilson Center
This Week in Pittsburgh: Fathers and Daughters, Black Masculinity, and A History-Making Black Brit
Events happening this week offer opportunities to take a deeper look at our communities, our relationships, and ourselves.