Black artists face unique challenges in their careers on a daily basis. Every other Thursday, join San Diego REP’s Development Coordinator and local radio personality Ahmed Dents as he has a conversation with influential Black artists about what they have faced and how the future must change. Each live event will feature prominent Black artists from San Diego and beyond discussing their careers in theatre and their experiences as Black Americans in the industry. The discussion will be followed by a brief question and answer session where you can ask the guests your questions directly! Tune in with us as we listen to these important perspectives on how the industry can do better and be better for Black artists and communities everywhere.
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was last seen as Cynthia in Sweat
at San Diego REP. Selected San Diego credits: Disgraced, Clybourne Park, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play
(San Diego REP), Red Velvet, Much Ado About Nothing, All’s Well That Ends Well
(Globe For All- Old Globe Theatre), The Wind and the Breeze, The Piano Lesson, Yellowman
(Cygnet), Hoodoo Love
(Mo’olelo), A Streetcar Named Desire
(ion theatre), Medea, I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me By a Young Lady from Rwanda
(6th@ Penn Theatre), Trouble in Mind
(Moxie), and Gee’s Bend
(North Coast Rep). UCSD (BA), Columbia University (MFA). AEA, SAG-AFTRA.
is the first Director of Arts Engagement for The Old Globe. His work builds positive social connections, decreases social isolation, and increases empathy among participants. Most of his practice is with economically, geographically, and culturally diverse communities that have limited access to professional performing arts. He has developed a host of new programs facilitating the Globe’s commitment of making theater matter to more people. A graduate of both New York University and Sarah Lawrence College, Freedome served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia. He has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal and other publications for his curatorial and engagement process.