IAMA Theatre Company has partnered with Ammunition Theatre Company (AMMO) to present the Pass the Mic Festival, a live-streamed event to amplify Black voices and raise funds for BLD PWR and Color of Change.
The festival will be hosted by IAMA and AMMO company members Courtney Sauls (Dear White People) and Brandon Scott (13 Reasons Why, Dead to Me). It will include five new plays written and directed by Black artists, including playwrights Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Malika Oyetimein, Larry Powell, Carolyn Ratteray and Daryl Watson and directors Cheyenne Barboza, Valerie Curtis-Newton, Keith Powell, Larry Powell and Keiana Richárd.
All of the plays were inspired by the current iteration of the movement for racial justice and equity. There will be a moderated post-show discussion with the artists.
Pass the Mic Festival is free and open to the public, but donations are encouraged, with all proceeds going to BLD PWR and Color of Change. IAMA and AMMO will each match the first $500 in donations for up to an additional $1,000.00. To make a donation, go to http://bidpal.net/passthemic.
Thursday, July 16 at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET