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Join us for the 1st New Jersey Black Arts Festival!

The Black Arts Festival 2020 
is the premiere training and educational event for NJCAC.  

June 5, 6, 7, 2020

Where Black Lives
Enrich
 Black Lives

Join us for three days of master classes, workshops, and performances on all things theatre, specifically designed for artists of color. Sample classes include audition techniques, scene study, movement, script analysis and rehearsal techniques to name just a few.  A listing of sessions can be found below and will be lead by professionals in the arts.  The Festival will also include plenary sessions which will provide attendees an opportunity to hear from celebrated and award-winning artists of color, and attendance at performance by one of New Jersey's premiere professional theatre companies.  

The closing session will include attendance at Two River Theater's production of Lackawanna Blues starring Tony award winner actor, director and educator Ruben Santiago Hudson

There will also be plenty of time for networking.  Be on the lookout for additional information, but plan to join us in June of 2020.  The festival will be packed with theatre professionals and dedicated community participants who want to learn and to up their game.  

Sample Sessions

Dance (for both movers and shakers)History of Black Arts Movement/Theatre
Voice and DictionMeet and Greet with Professional and Community Theatre companies in NJ
MonologuesCasting Concerns
Script AnalysisStarting and Running a Theatre Company
Scene StudyBehind the Scenes/Stage Crew
Audition TechniquesAfrican Movement and Dance