Black Lavender Experience

Spring 2019 


Black Lavender Experience

10th Anniversary Celebration of  The Black Lavender Experience
Theatre and Conversation Sparked by Queer Artists of Color



QUEERLY SPEAKING: WORDS & RHYMES

Featured Artist: Lennell Moïse 

Wednesday, April 10th
Dramatic Presentation: "BLACK QUEER IS? AIN'T"

Thursday, April 11th 
Film & Dramatic Presentation 

Friday, April 12th 
Workshop: WITH LENELLE MOÏSE
Dinner & Conversation 

Saturday, April 13th
Performance with Folkthought: "BLACK FEMINIST QUEER IMMIGRANT LOVE POEMS" | LENELLE MOÏSE

Spring 2018 

10th Annual: The Black Lavender Experience 
Theatre and Conversations Sparked by Queer Artists



Wednesday, Aprill 11th 
Performance with Folkthought: "IMAGINE ME"
Performance with Folkthought: "RHYTHMS ON THE PLAYGROUND: RHYTHM IN MOVEMENT" 

Thursday, April 12th 
Panel: "BLACK LAVENDER IN THE BLACK BIBLE BELT" 
Performance with Folkthought: "Q-JAZZ: JAZZ AT CLUB Q" 

Friday, April 13th 
Out for Lunch at LGBTQ Center 
Workshop: "PERFORMING G(END)ER" | UK PERFORMANCE ARTIST, TRAVIS ALBANZA 
Performance with Folkthought: "THE PINK DRESS"

Saturday, April 14th  
Performance with Folkthought: "BEFORE I STEP OUTSIDE (YOU LOVE ME)" 

The 2018 Black Lavender Experience is produced and presented by The Department of Africana Studies' Rites and Reason Theatre in collaboration with the Brown University LGBTQ Center with generous support from Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and the Brown Arts Initiative (BAI). 

 


Spring 2017

9th Annual: The Black Lavender Experience  
Theatre and Conversations Sparked by Queer Artists



Wednesday, April 12th 
Presentation: "QUEERYING BLACK LAVENDER"

Thursday, April 13th  
Dramatic Reading: "THE RESURRECTION OF MICHELLE MORGAN"

Friday, April 14th 
Conversation: "RADICAL JOY AND POLITICIZED ART" | STACEYANN CHIN 

Saturday, April 15th 
Performance: "MOTHERSTRUCK!" BY STACEYANN CHIN 

Facebook event page for more details 

The 2017 Black Lavender Experience is in part a partnership with the Legacy Series of the LBGTQ Resource Center, Brown University.

Spring 2016 

8th Annual: The Black Lavender Experience 
Theatre and Conversations Sparked by Queer Artists



Wednesday, April 13th 
Talk: "THE EVOLUTION OF THE BLACK LAVENDER EXPERIENCE COURSE"
Dramatic Presentation: "QUEER'D VIBES: JIVIN' IN DISSONANCE "

Thursday, April 14th 
Panel Discussion: "PRODUCING AND WRITING LBGTQ THEATRE"
 
Friday, April 15th
Dramatic Presentation: "DEAD AND BREATHING"

Saturday, April 16th 
Panel Discussion: "QUEER BLACK FORM AND STYLE ON STAGE "

Resources:
Queer Black Theatre: The Evolution of the Black Lavender Canon VIDEO LINK

Facebook Event Page: FULL SCHEDULE 

BLX2016

Spring 2015

7th Annual: The Black Lavender Experience 
Theatre and Conversations Sparked by Queer Artists of Color



Featured Artist:
Daniel Alexander Jones, AM'93 

Thursday, April 9th
Lecture: "NOTES FROM AN INTEGRATOR'S MANUAL"

Friday,  April 10th 
Concept Album: "BRAZENLY BROWN MASTER CLASS"

Saturday, April 11th
Performance: "RADIATE" BY JOMAMA JONES | By Invitation Only 

Sponsored in part by the Creative Arts Council, Brown University's 250th Anniversary and the Office of the President

Spring 2014

6th Annual: The Black Lavender Experience 
Theatre and Conversations Sparked by Queer Artists of Color



Monday, April 7th
Keynote Address: "HARVESTING HONEY: PERFORMING THE LIVES OF BLACK SOUTHERN WOMEN WHO LOVE WOMEN" | E. PATRICK JOHNSON

Tuesday, April 8th
Film: "THE NEW BLACK"

Wednesday, April 9th
Conversation: "HUMAN RIGHTS ON TRIAL IN UGANDA"  

Thursday, April 10th
Performance: "CAMP SANCTUARY"  

Friday, April 11th 
Performance: "A LADY AND A WOMAN"
Conversation: "WINE & CHEESE WRITERS' DISCUSSION"  

Saturday, April 12th
Performance: "SWEET TEA" 


Spring 2013

5th Annual: The Black Lavender Experience 
Theatre and Conversations Sparked by Queer Artists of Color



Thursday, April 7th
Lecture: "NOTES FROM AN INTEGRATOR'S MANUAL"

Friday,  April 10th 
Concept Album: "BRAZENLY BROWN MASTER CLASS"

Saturday, April 11th 
Performance: "RADIATE" BY JOMAMA JONES | By Invitation Only 

The Black Lavender Experience is funded in part by the Creative Arts Council, The Department of Theatre Arts & Performance Studies, and the National Performance Network, Brown University's 250th Anniversary & The Office of the President. 

Spring 2012

4th Annual: The Black Lavender Experience 
Theatre and Conversations Sparked by Queer Artists of Color



Wednesday, April 4th
Performance: "PRIDE MONTH CONVOCATION" | D'FACTO LIFE & Q-ROC RAGSDALE
Conversation: "BROWN-TOUGALOO VIRTUAL SERIES"

Thursday, April 5th
Dramatic Readings: "LO SHE COME" 
Conversation: "BROWN BAG LUNCH"
Conversation: "QUEER BLACK THEATRE: THE EVOLUTION OF THE BLACK LAVENDER CANNON

Friday, April 6th
Performance: "BLACK LAVENDER CAFE" | dyke/warrior-prayers
Dramatic Readings: "ALL WHO HAVE SINNED"

Saturday, April 7th 
Dramatic Readings: "A MISSIONARY POSITION"
Panel: "WRITING BLACK LAVENDER" 
Film: "PARIAH" 

Spring 2011


3rd Annual: The Black Lavender Experience 
Theatre and Conversations Sparked by Queer Artists of Color



Wednesday, April 6th
Film: "FIERCE LOVE" 
Classroom Visit: "TAPS0230: ACTING

Thursday, April 7th
Dramatic Reading: "SASH & TRIM" 
Classroom Visit: "AFRI 0990: BLACK LAVENDER"
Classroom Visit: "TAPS 1420: GLOBAL QUEER PERFORMANCE

Sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre, the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, LGBTQ Resource Center, and the Humanities Research Fund. 

Spring 2010

2nd Annual: The Black Lavender Experience
Theatre and Conversations Sparked by Queer Artists of Color



Wednesday, April 7th
Performance: "MANGOS WITH CHILI "

Thursday, April 8th
Dramatic Reading: "OUT OF BOUNDS"
Panel: "QUEERING THE HUMAN AS ART "
 
Friday, April 9th
Dramatic Reading: "MY PENIS"

Saturday, April 10th
Dramatic Reading: "DIRTY LITTLE BLACK GIRLS"
Dramatic Reading: "POURING TEA: BLACK GAY MEN ON THE SOUTH TELL THEIR TALES"
Panel: "WRITING BLACK LAVENDER: THE EVOLUTION OF QUEER BLACK FORM AND STYLE" 

Spring 2009

1st Annual: The Black Lavender Experience 
Theatre and Conversations Sparked by Queer Artists of Color



Thursday, April 2nd
Pride Month Convocation: "STACEYANN CHIN"

Friday, April 3rd
Dramatic Reading: "CIVIL SEX"

Saturday, April 4th 
Dramatic Reading: "CON FLAMA" 
Book Selections: "THE BOOK OF DANIEL PROJECT"