October 20, 2020
THE BREATH PROJECT FESTIVAL OCTOBER 24 & 25
The Breath Project’s Virtual Fall Festival features a selection of the 8-minute-and-46-second theatrical works, all created by BIPOC artists, that exist on TBP Archive. The artists who submitted pieces to this living time capsule have striven to capture something of this moment in history.
Each performance of the Festival will feature different pieces from the Archive, as well as live commentary by TBP Curators, and a Q&A with the artists, immediately following the performance.
While this Festival is free, it is important (perhaps now more than ever before) that artists are compensated for their work. Every dollar that you donate to this event will be given directly to the contributing artists and volunteer curators.
For more information about The Breath Project and its partners, please visit thebreathproject2020.com.
The Breath Project is grateful to Broadway on Demand for their sponsorship of this Festival.
October 24 at 2pm PDT (5pm EDT): Aldo Billingslea — “3 Story Walk Up” | Ananya Dance Theatre — “Just Breathe” | Angela G. King — “8:46” | Giovanny Camarena — “Don’t Be Afraid” | Harvey — “Breonna’s Prayer” | Henri Franklin — “Views of Color in 8:46” | Palo Alto Children’s Theatre – “Say Hello Stewart” | Yetta Gottesman — “Oh, Maria”
October 24 at 5pm PDT (8pm EDT): Alumni Theater Company — “Perspectives | ”Bil Wright — “Pulse” | Bruce Lemon, Jr. — “The Act of Ownership” | David Guster — “Nice to Meet You” | El Colectivo de Dramaturgos de Puerto Rico – “Inhala – Exhala” | Ilasiea Gray — “Acting While Black” | Josh Richardson — “Choosing Sides” | Tyharra Cozier — “Breath”
October 25 at 5pm PDT (8pm EDT): Anthony Sky Ng-Thow-Hing — “Transcending Isolation: Hope” | Candice Handy — “Black Quarantine Date” | David Zayas / Gamal Chasten — “I Just Don’t Know” | Derek J. Snow — “The Ballad of the Dying Body or The Breath to Say” | Gabrielle Jackson — “The Ballad of Jacob Blake” | James Brunt — “Waiting for Death” | Jessica Gabrielle Thomas — “Glow/Eternal” | The Char’Actors — “The Cycle”
TBP Festival is sponsored by Broadway on Demand and presented in partnership with: Pillsbury House Theatre (Minneapolis, MN), located just blocks from where George Floyd was murdered, along with Alumni Theater Company (Pittsburg, PA), Cherry Lane Theatre (New York, NY), Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (Cincinnati, Ohio), City Theatre Company (Pittsburgh, PA), Cornerstone Theater Company (Los Angeles, CA), Curious Theatre Company (Denver, CO), Detroit Public Theatre (Detroit, MI), Dorset Theatre Festival (Dorset, VT), Face Off Theatre (Kalamazoo, MI), Flat Rock Playhouse (Flat Rock, NC), Flint Repertory Theatre (Flint, MI), Kumu Kahua Theatre (Honolulu, HI), the Network of Ensemble Theatres, Marin Theatre Company (Mill Valley, CA), Palo Alto Children’s Theatre (Palo Alto, CA), Portland Center Stage (Portland, OR), Rude Mechs (Austin, TX) , San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego, CA), Southern Rep Theatre (New Orleans, LA), Studio Theatre (Washington DC), Two River Theater (Red Bank, NJ), and Western Michigan Theatre Department (Kalamazoo, MI).