This Saturday, September 12 you’re invited to a free, open-to-the-public Plowshares Artists’ Salon. This series is designed around the real-life, real-time issues and ideas surrounding the theatre. The purpose is to create a space for compassionate and challenging conversations around issues of social justice, equity, and the arts.  The Plowshares Artists’ Salon Series will be presented regularly around a new guest and topic.

The next Salon is an exploration of “The Music of Black Theatre.” The concept of musical theatre and theatre as two separate art forms is alien from an African perspective. So that explains why music is so important even in some of the most serious Black dramas. Learn how they use music with other curious theatre lovers! We will explore the script and gain insight into several different productions. Also, see excerpts from popular musicals and plays with music. Finally, we will close out the salon with a lively discussion around a light lunch. This event is FREE but seats must be reserved.

The series is hosted by Plowshares Theatre’s Artistic Director, Gary Anderson.

The Artists’ Salons are a comfortable gathering for artists and patrons share their thoughts, reflections, and ideas through a focused discussion on topics of interest to Detroit and its creative community. Each session is a moderated discussion with a panel of renowned experts, community opinion-makers, and cultural thought-leaders in dialogue about the context, issues, and ideas finding a voice on our stages. Salons are moderated by Plowshares ensemble members who will help guide the conversation. Drinks and refreshments create a casual atmosphere, where ideas can flow and the mind can be inspired.

The session begins at 12:30 pm with refreshments and light bites, followed by a 90-minute presentation and discussion. Come out and join us for the Plowshares Artists’ Salon series. Be a part of the exciting conversation and new beginnings!

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