New Roots Theatre Festival

New Roots Theatre Festival Start Date: Friday 10/14/2022 — End Date: Sunday 10/16/2022 Admission:$10-40 3 days. 8 projects. 20 performances. The New Roots Theatre Festival is an arts festival that celebrates the development of new work and centers BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ voices. The idea was born in 2020, when SFBATCO Artistic Director Rodney Earl Jackson Jr. read a post in the Bay Area Theatre Facebook group from a local artist who asked, “Where are all the BIPOC organizations?” Jackson and SFBATCO Literary Manager Aidaa Peerzada then set out to design a festival that would unite various arts organizations and provide a platform for experimentation and creative exchange. The 2021 festival did exactly that, as it brought together over 100 theatre workers and 6 organizations all producing under one roof at Brava Theater Center. This year’s festival will feature eight original projects, three of which are produced by SFBATCO and 5 of which are produced by other “Legacy” companies. This year’s collaborating organizations are Crowded Fire Theater Company, the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Dimensions Dance Theater, African Arts Academy, and SF Recovery Theatre. Location: 2781 24th St Mission District San Francisco Contact: Christine Chung URL:

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