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Basic Black: Mr. Joy and the politics of art

October 16, 2015

This week on Basic Black: The fallout of a tragic encounter in a Harlem neighborhood and the clash of the cultures is the basis for Mr. Joy, currently on stage at ArtsEmerson. Our conversation on Basic Black explores the politics of art and representing communities of color on stage. Our host this week is Callie Crossley and she’ll be joined by Barbara Lewis, director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black History and Culture at UMass Boston; and David Howse, the Associate Vice President and Managing Director of ArtsEmerson at Emerson College. We will also have a special guest on the panel Tangela Large, lead actress of Daniel Beaty's Mr. Joy.


Photo: Tangela Large in Mr. Joy (photo credit: Paul Marotta)