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Academic Research | Jan 2018

Black Plays Matter: Watah Theatre, Creating Safe Space for Black Artists in These Dangerous Times

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Overview

In her essay Black Plays Matter: Watah Theatre, Creating Safe Space for Black Artists in These Dangerous Times, its Founder and Artists Director d'bi.young anitafrika explores the crucial role the organization plays in providing professional development to emerging and emerged Black theatre practitioners in Canada. Radical arts-engagement sits at the core of Watah's commitment to providing Black artists with the tools of self-actualize, create relevant art, and uncover crucial mentorship skills for each one to teach one.

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