MEET THE COLLECTIVE
We are an organization of committed artists dedicated to the pursuit of bringing artistic knowledge and resources to low-resourced communities in the South Los Angeles area, while also creating, developing and producing content and opportunities for artists of color.
The BCC was formed on February 18, 2019 with the goal to educate, while enhancing Black cultural identity through our various programming, which includes August in August; a free month-long theatre festival that highlights the works of the great Black American playwright, August Wilson, and fosters accessible, engaging artistic experiences for Black and Brown communities of South Los Angeles. The festival consist of workshops for youth and adults centering on Wilson's works, public readings and panel discussions all culminating in a weekend outdoor theatre festival at the amphitheater inside Inglewood’s Edward Vincent, Jr. Park.
The Playwright-in-Residency Program, provides a platform for emerging Black playwrights to envision, write, develop, rehearse, and stage a new work. The BCC provides the playwright with a space to workshop, actors, script development support from a director, professional feedback, and a public reading or full-length production of the work at the end of the residency.
The INK-cubator Series: A Playwright's Festival, features an array of new, dynamic works by a lineup of emerging and unproduced Black playwrights. A Spring and Fall full-length production of new work in partnership with local community theatre venues, including works developed by the Playwright-in-Residence.
Our Directors Showcase, a public showcase that gives up-and-coming Black directors and/or actors who just want to stretch a new artistic muscle the opportunity to practice their craft in a supportive environment. Each participating director takes on one scene from a produced or unproduced Black playwright.