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…

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…

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About Regina Taylor

Actress/director/playwright/educator/activist Regina Taylor is a Meadows Distinguished Visiting Artist. She is the playwright-in-residence at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, a three-year appointment through the National Playwright Residency Program established by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and HowlRound Theatre Commons. Taylor is also writing new plays for Audible and for Southern Methodist University (the black album, about what it is to be Black in 2020). Her playwright credits include Bread (Edgerton Award,…

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Part One: the black album. 2020. resistance.

DALLAS (SMU) — 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. “2020 is of historical significance,…