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The Breath Project Festival


  • WHEN Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 5 p.m.
  • WHERE Virtual
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Free

This summer, San Diego Repertory Theatre joined forces with theater companies across the country (two dozen in total) to solicit works and curate The Breath Project. The works are all 8 minutes and 46 seconds in length, symbolic of the death of George Floyd at the hands of police.

OCTOBER 24 & 25

The Breath Project's Virtual Fall Festival features a selection of the 8-minute-and-46-second theatrical works, all created by BIPOC artists, that exist on TBP Archive. The artists who submitted pieces to this living time capsule have striven to capture something of this moment in history.

Each performance of the Festival will feature different pieces from the Archive, as well as live commentary by TBP Curators, and a Q&A with the artists, immediately following the performance.

While this Festival is free, it is important (perhaps now more than ever before) that artists are compensated for their work. Every dollar that you donate to this event will be given directly to the contributing artists and volunteer curators.

The Breath Project is grateful to Broadway on Demand for their sponsorship of this Festival.

Register here.

Through art, action and advocacy, The Breath Project (TBP) seeks to build a more equitable theater community in this country, and actively dismantle structural racism in the American Theater.

Art: In partnership with organizations and artists across the nation, TBP will create, develop and support original theatrical works, created by BIPOC artists. The work that is housed by TBP will be used as a tool for education and advocacy, as a living time capsule of this moment in history.

Action: TBP is working to build relationships between local artists and theaters in their community and region, creating more opportunities for BIPOC theater artists, technicians and administrators throughout the country. Working across our national partnerships, we will seek to end the notion that plays by BIPOC artists fulfill a quota or check a box for a theater, and instead become an organic and permanent part of the American Theater landscape.

Advocacy: TBP will work to support the organizations that produce, fund and support the American Theater to eliminate the racism and biases that exist in our institutions and business practices.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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