See Your Submissions to the black album. mixtape.

Browse by Art / Photography | Dance | Spoken Word | Music | Interviews In response to the historical significance of 2020 defined by COVID-19 and social protest, the black album. mixtape., a project by Regina Taylor and SMU, invites students, professionals and the community in the arts, technology, science and activism to submit original content until May 3, 2021. Works can include video, music, audio, images, monologues, photos, designs, or…

Spotlight on the Artists: Our Weekly Picks from Mixtape Submissions

In response to the historical significance of 2020 defined by COVID-19 and social protest, the black album. mixtape., a project by Regina Taylor and SMU, invites students, professionals and the community in the arts, technology, science and activism to submit original content until May 3, 2021. Works can include video, music, audio, images, monologues, photos, designs, or text, interviews or self-interviews. To recognize and celebrate the talent and work of…

Tackling Health, Art, Activism, and History: Two Events on April 16

Friday, April 16, 2021 | 12 – 1 p.m. CDT Change Agents: Join Leaders Tackling Health, Technology, Art and Activism Producer, host, actor, and Chicago-native Troy Pryor will lead a roundtable discussion featuring BET Networks President of Media Sales Louis Carr, founder and principal of management venture capital firm XD Technology Xavier Hernandez, and physician, best-selling author, and television host Ian Smith, M.D. In partnership with Yellowbrick Impact.  Register Now Friday, April 16, 2021 | 8…

Meet the Contributors for Food for Thought: Arts Activism & Technology

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021: Join us for a conversation over dinner celebrating the launch of the second phase of Regina Taylor’s the black album project, mixtape. The first course will include a virtual meal served on black bone china that has been handcrafted by student artists. For dessert, enjoy a lively discussion on arts activism and technology moderated by Theatre Forward’s Carl Sylvestre and featuring Executive Artistic Director of…

Press Release: Actor, Playwright, Director, and Activist Regina Taylor Partners with SMU on New Initiative – the black album

Performances, Platforms for Public Involvement, Roundtable Dinners with Noted Theater Makers Explore the Complex Intersection of Black Identity and the Changing Nature of Performance and Activism  Dallas, TX—April 1, 2021—Golden Globe-winning actor, playwright, and activist Regina Taylor is partnering with Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Meadows School of the Arts, and is seeking collaborators to create a multifaceted, activist-driven initiative, the black album. mixtape. Taylor’s the black album. mixtape. invites collaborators…

Spotlight on the Artists: Our Picks from Mixtape Submissions

Above: Artist and black album mixtape collaborator Mikaela Brooks sends along this photo, entitled “Love is Essential.” The black album. mixtape. asks artists across the world to explore and tackle questions about the current moment. We invite you to share a singular work that answers questions and explores the issues that affect us in 2021. We hope to empower voices in a moment when silence isn’t an option. Submit Your Work…

Register Now: Mixtape Events

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Register for Food for Thought: Arts Activism & Technology 7 – 8:15 p.m. CDT Join us for a conversation over dinner celebrating the launch of the second phase of Regina Taylor’s the black album project, mixtape. The first course will include a virtual meal served on black bone china that has been handcrafted by student artists. For dessert, enjoy a lively discussion on arts activism and technology moderated by…

Watch This Conversation with Wilmer Leon and Legendary Activist Ruby Sales

Hear the discussion with legendary civil rights activist, scholar, administrator, manager, public theologian and educator Ruby Sales, moderated by Dr. Wilmer Leon, political scientist and longtime host of “Inside the Issues w/Wilmer Leon” on Sirius XM. As the conclusion of the conversation, Golden Globe-winning actress, director and playwright Regina Taylor shared parting remarks and a special invitation. Subscribe to join us for more events.

Make Your Voice Heard

Submit your video. Make your voice heard. Document this moment with us. In partnership with Southern Methodist University,  award-winning actress, director and playwright  Regina Taylor ’81 invites you to make your voice heard. Prompt: After 2020, who are we? Create a Video  Consider the prompt above. Speak from the heart. Speak truth to power. You’re ready! SUBMIT MY VIDEO “After 2020, who are we? 2020 is of historical significance defined…

What is the Black Album Mixtape?

We invite artists to answer the question: After 2020, what is it to be me? In partnership with Southern Methodist University, award-winning actress, director and playwright Regina Taylor ‘81 is curating a series of ​presentations and events​ – student and artist lead – that ​promote nationwide conversations t​hat explore identity, technology, social justice and creativity in these fast shifting times. Our definition of art is expansive, intersecting, and inclusive of…