The Southern Black Theatre Festival kicked off its biennial event last night at Artspace in downtown Shreveport. The two-weekend event is presented by the award-winning Mahogany Ensemble Theatre, a local organization that brings seasonal African-American theater to audiences in north Louisiana. This year, the festival “Celebrates the Future of Creativity,” paying tribute to the legacy of area cultural, visual, and performing artists.
Tonight, Friday, Sept. 28, stop by the Pamoja Cultural Art Center, located at 3806 Linwood Ave. in Shreveport, for the staged reading and spoken word performances and witness some of the incredible, local talent. Entertaining and inspiring performances by Shreveport artist Poetic X and company are to be expected at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5 at the door.
On Saturday, Sept. 29, take your pick of four workshops in two locations featuring topics from ancient culture, cooking, acting and other arts focuses. The workshops have various start times, and they will take place at the Shreve Memorial Library-downtown branch and the East Bank Theatre in Bossier City. Registration is required, so click here for more information.
On the evening of Saturday, Sept 29, the Southern Black Theatre Festival will present “Rip the Stage” a youth talent showcase and vintage fashion show by ChariDi Designs and Rediva Designs. The event will take place at the Booker T. Washington High School Auditorium, located at 2104 Milam Street in Shreveport. The show starts at 6 p.m., and the cost is $10. Click here to purchase tickets.
If you can’t make a performance this weekend, next weekend has a packed schedule, as well. See a full schedule of events for Oct. 3-6 by clicking here.