Wed@One with CLASSIX
Time & Location
Join us for a conversation and Q&A with CLASSIX this Wednesday, September 30th at 1pm.
CLASSIX was created by Awoye Timpo to expand the classical canon through an exploration of dramatic works by Black writers. CLASSIX defines these classic works as plays by authors of African descent from around the world that speak profoundly to the times in which they were written and resonate deeply with our own. CLASSIX engages artists, historians, students, professors, producers and audiences to launch these plays into the public imagination and spark productions worldwide.
CLASSIX began in 2017 as a series of staged readings in collaboration with the Martin E. Segal Center. In 2019, CLASSIX began a partnership with Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) to produce an ongoing series of readings. The first play in this series, Alice Childress’ Wedding Band, was produced in February 2020.
CLASSIX engages the larger narrative of these plays through conversations with historians and theatre makers on its podcast series, social media platforms, and in live events; educational outreach; new writings and analysis; and an archive of information on its website.
Professor Jonathan Kalb