The Evanston 2nd Act Players is honored to be partnering with award-winning Black Playwright Idris Goodwin this summer to stream Black Flag, one of five short plays in Goodwin’s Open Source Scripts for an Antiracist Tomorrow.
A special streaming presentation of the film will take place July 1, 7 p.m. central time, as part of the 2nd Act Players involvement with the Evanston Performing Arts Collective and be shown on EPAC’s YouTube channel.
Encore presentations will be streamed at 7 p.m. on the evenings of July 14 and July 15. Admission is free-of-charge but donations are strongly encouraged. Approximately 80% of all donations will be given to the National Museum for Peace and Justice, at the playwright’s request.
“Each of these short works, written to be read across the multi-generational spectrum, offer different insights about disconnects in racial conversation and the Black experience in America,” Goodwin writes about his Open Source scripts.
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About Black Flag
Black Flag finds two new college dorm-mates excited to start their freshman year together, until one decides to decorate their room with a little piece of her ‘Southern pride.’
“We were gripped by the power of Mr. Goodwin’s work when we saw it online in 2020,” says 2nd Act Players Cofounder John N. Frank. “We knew we wanted to show it via our online theater efforts in 2021.”
About the 2nd Act Players
The 2nd Act Players in 2020 resolved to open its stages, both real and virtual, to actors and playwrights of color to present their stories.
In 2020, the 2nd Act Players worked with Chicago Black Playwright Andre Richardson Hogan II to produce two of his short plays, Raisin Puffs, which deals with a Black man beaten by the police, and Line of Duties, which looks at a family mourning the loss of one of its own to Covid-19.
About Idris Goodwin
Goodwin “has forged an impactful career as a multiple award-winning playwright, breakbeat poet, director, educator, and organizer,” his bio explains.
“Passionate about cultivating new audiences in the arts, Idris is the director of The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, the first Black man to hold the position in its 100-year history.
“Prior to this, Goodwin served two seasons as producing artistic director at StageOne Family Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky. He actively serves on both the advisory boards of Theatre for Young Audiences USA and Children’s Theatre Foundation Association.” To read more about Goodwin, go to his site: http://www.idrisgoodwin.com
Thanks to our Sponsors
The presentation is part of the 2nd Act Players’ 2021 online season, sponsored by Trulee Evanston, a fresh, contemporary senior living experience; Byline Bank; Summerville Partners; Andrew Erickson at Edward Jones’ Winnetka office; Dave’s New Kitchen in Evanston; and ALT Imagery in Evanston.