Meadows Distinguished Visiting Artist Regina Taylor Partners With SMU Meadows School of the Arts To Present Project Exploring What It Is To Be Black in 2020

Pictured: Stakiah Washington, BFA Theatre ’21

Golden Globe-winning actress, director and playwright Regina Taylor is partnering with SMU Meadows School of the Arts and its Division of Theatre in a unique, three-part theatrical project titled the black album. 2020. Conceived by SMU Distinguished Alumna Taylor, who earned a theatre degree from Meadows in 1981, the project explores and addresses the question of what it is to be Black in 2020. Read the full press release.

The first part of the project – the black album. 2020. resistance. – featured a 75-minute presentation, written and directed by Taylor and performed by undergraduate and graduate acting students. The presentation debuted with two live performances, streamed on the SMU Meadows YouTube channel, on October 27 and October 29. Sets, costumes, lighting and sound for the production were created by Meadows theatre design students, alumni, and faculty in collaboration with guest artists.

**COMING SOON**WATCH: the black album. 2020. resistance (Livestream from Tuesday, October 27)

**COMING SOON**WATCH: the black album. 2020. resistance (Livestream from Thursday, October 29)