Dartmouth Events

Moments of Truth: A BUTA Remote Performance Showcase

Members of the Black Underground Theater and Arts Association gather to express their truths as Black artists through performance and bring attention to grassroots BLM activists.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Performances

Moments of Truth: A BUTA Showcase
created and performed by the members of The Black Underground Theatre and Arts Association

A Department of Theater Remote Performance Project
Streamed YouTube performance
Wednesday October 28 at 8 pm

In this pivotal moment of several pandemics - a health crisis, racial injustice, economic inequality, and cultural upheaval - BUTA has gathered to ​express​ our truths as Black artists through spoken word poetry, song, and visual arts and to bring attention to grassroots BLM activists.

Performing via the Dept of Theater YouTube channel
Visit the Dept of Theater website for more information and performance link
Email Theater Dept Administrator Milena Zuccotti with questions about viewing this performance.


From the leaders of the Black Underground Theatre and Arts Association:

"This pandemic emphasized our community's shared experiences and common ground. With the current disparities in the public health system exacerbated by the devastation brought on by this pestilence, to the grotesque state of racial injustice and economic inequality, our call to action is all-encompassing. We all feel the pain associated with continued injustice, but we all have individual stories to tell.

We need to "speak our truth," and the truth is in the eye of the beholder. Each of us has our perspectives on the status quo, unique to our struggles and our state of mind. In expressing these truths to one another and the world, we need to communicate our frustration, hope, desire for change. We must do so within a context that allows us to engage with these issues with the knowledge that we will persevere."

For more information, contact:
Milena Zuccotti

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.