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…

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…

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…

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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,…