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Cherise Smith, Ph.D, Director JES A232A, Mailcode D7200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1784

The Performing Blackness Series of The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

In 2004, the Warfield Center launched the Performing Blackness Series (pBs) with the aim of providing nationally recognized artists an opportunity to develop new work. Through a two-week residency, the artists use the Performing Blackness Series as a laboratory for exploring race, gender, sexuality, nation, and class. The award-winning artists have returned again and again to (pBs) as a way of stretching their artistic practice.


Sweet Tea, E. Patrick Johnson


delta dandi, Sharon Bridgforth

Jomama Jones, Daniel Alexander Jones, Grisha Coleman, Sonja Perryman

Pouring Tea, E. Patrick Johnson

Streeetch Marks, Angela Kariotis

A Conversation About The Desert, Grisha Coleman

ring shout, Sharon Bridgforth


Hip Hop All-Stars, Zell Miller, III

delta dandi, (with the Long Center), Sharon Bridgforth

Sugar, Robbie McCauley (Obie Award Winner)

Washed, Laurie Carlos

Random Thoughts on the Bicentenary of the U.S. Abolition of the International Slave Trade on Jan. 1, 1808, Vinie Burrows



The Book of Daniel, Daniel Alexander Jones, Walter Kitundu, Tea Alagic

Imagining, Helga Davis

Moments We Know, Shia Shabazz (Austin Project, Cave Canem)

delta dandi, Sharon Bridgforth


HALF BREED southern fried (check one), Florinda Bryant (Austin Project)

The Gods Have Feet of Clay, Helga Davis (featured with Robert Wilson & Peter Greenaway)


Pork Chop Wars, Laurie Carlos (Obie and Bessie Award Winner)

love/conjure blues, Sharon Bridgforth


love/conjure blues, Sharon Bridgforth (Lambda Award Winner; New Dramatist)

The Book of Daniel, Daniel Alexander Jones (New Dramatist) & Walter Kitundu (MacArthur Award Winner)

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