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Opening Night Ceremony For Say It Loud Festival


  • WHEN Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 6 p.m.
  • WHERE The Flower Fields At Carlsbad Ranch, 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • AGES All ages
  • COST $3

San Diego Black Artist Collective has paired with several theaters in San Diego — The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, New Village Arts, Moxie Theatre, Diversionary Theatre and San Diego REP — to put together a week of theatrical programs to commemorate Juneteenth, a day that marks the official end of slavery in America. The festival includes virtual performances of new plays by local Black playwrights throughout the week, and it is punctuated with several in-person events. There's this Sunday's opening night at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, The Globe's outdoor AXIS program on June 19, and the second annual Artists for Black Lives SD event at Balboa Park, also on June 19.

Opening night will be hosted by actor and San Diego Black Artist Collective president Joy Yvonne Jones and directed by Milena Sellers Phillips. The event is part of New Village Arts' outdoor residency at the Flower Fields, with live music, short plays, and poetry readings, with performances by Sellers Phillips, Stacie Evans, John Wells, Zakiyyah Saleem, Kimberly King and more.

Details: Sunday, June 13 at 6 p.m. 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad. Free, but seats are assigned, so reserve a spot early.
--Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS

From the organizers:
This opening night event will be a celebration that acknowledges the history of Black people in America as well at the impact of out presence and the possibilities of our future. The show will include poetry, music and a short play.

The Opening Night Ceremony is directed by Milena Sellers Phillips, featuring The Buffalo Soldier Mounted Cavalry Unit. To learn more about the schedule and purchase tickets for the event, visit New Village Arts. This event is presented by San Diego Black Artist Collective and New Village Arts.

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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