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the black album. mixtape.

Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Meadows School of the Arts and its Division of Theatre has partnered with Dallas native and actress Regina Taylor for her three-part theatrical project the black album. mixtape. The Golden Globe-winning  director and playwright is also an SMU Distinguished Alumna (1981). Taylor’s project explores and addresses what it means to be Black in 2020. “the black album. also addresses how we as artists speak on social justice in our work. The play was written to give a platform for necessary conversations in this racially incendiary climate,” says Taylor.

Part one of the project – the black album. 2020. resistance. – is a 75-minute presentation written and directed by Taylor. resistance features seven Meadows undergraduate and graduate acting students, with production from guest artists, theatre design students, alumni and faculty.

The second and third parts of the black album. 2020. will be presented in the spring of 2021. It will include student collaborations, artists, and roundtables from BIPOC directors and makers. Learn more about everyone involved in the project here.

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