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Black parenthood is often overlooked in our national and artistic conversations and represented without any nuance. That’s why this festival is so important.

 

The Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival was established to tell stories focused on Black families.

 

Garlia Cornelia Jones
Festival Co-Founder and Executive Producer 

Why do the stories of Black Parents and caregivers matter? 

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Meet the team that's making the Black Motherhood and Parenting Festival happen. 

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Our Story

Blackboard Plays and Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL) partner to uplift the experiences of Black Parenthood. The Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival was established to tell stories from and about Black artists with families.

PAAL and Blackboard are committed to a Black Exclusive Budget (BEB) for every budget line item; they will be funding only Black artists in the development and execution of the project (with the exception of the honorariums given to actors in accordance to casting requirements, if necessary).

Dismantling systemic racism through art requires the creation of platforms and opportunities to tell stories that illuminate the reality, obstacles, pain, joy, celebration, humor, revelation, and even mundane aspects of the human experience lived by BIPOC individuals.

This new festival is our response to create storytelling representation through art.

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