Sat, Oct 08|
The August Wilson Collection: Theater Performances at the Gantt Center
BNS Productions is proud to present scenes from the famous playwright's American Century Cycle plays, followed by a talkback at the Harvey B. Gantt Center's Community Opening - Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. Facilitated by Jermaine Nakia Lee
Time & Location
Oct 08, 2022, 12:00 PM – Oct 09, 2022, 2:00 PM
Charlotte, 551 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
About the event
BNS Productions will present selected monologues and songs from some of August Wilson's most popular plays, including performances from Jitney, Two Trains Running, and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Performed by Graham Williams, Jermaine Gamble, Jonavan Adams, and Shar Marlin. A talkbalk, faciliated by BNS Education & Outreach Director, Jermaine Nakia Lee to immediately follow the performances. This is a FREE event, but registration is required.
From the Gantt Center website:
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and Levine Museum of the New South are proud to collaborate and bring the dynamic exhibition Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. to our Charlotte community. The exhibition profiles the revolutionary men whose journeys have altered the history and culture of the country.
With free admission and programs for all ages and backgrounds, the Community Opening celebrates the first day that the Men of Change exhibition is open to the public. This kickoff has been designed to deepen our community's understanding of and connection to the exhibition.
The lineup of the day includes workshops to celebrate the power of influence and change, live performance to honor jazz icons, and community trivia games to set historical and artistic context for the exhibition.
Schedule for the Day:
- Throughout the Day – Tours of the Men of Change exhibition
- 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Be The Change: Drop-in Art Workshop
- 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – The August Wilson Collection: Theater Performance
- 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Just Like Jesse Owens: Children’s Book Storytelling and Workshop
- 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Game Changer: Culture and History Trivia Activity
- 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – To the Stars: Drop-in Art Workshop
- 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Men of Jazz: Live Musical Performance
Please note that all programs during the opening are available to everyone until capacity is reached. Most of the day's experiences are drop-in and out to ensure that many guests have the opportunity to enjoy. No additional registration is required for a particular program during the opening.
Bring your friends and family to this special day of celebration!
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Men of Change was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and made possible through the generous support of the Ford Motor Company Fund.
Free admission to the Men of Change exhibition at The Harvey B. Gantt Center and Levine Museum of the New South is made possible by generous support from Wells Fargo.