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Connections: Previewing The Sankofa Evening Of Theatre And Jazz Fest

We preview the ninth annual Sankofa Evening of Theatre and Jazz Fest, which kicks off this weekend at the Multi-use Community Cultural Center. The event celebrates the work of emerging and established African American playwrights.

We discuss the themes of some of the plays and the impact of the festival on art and the community. Our guests:

  • Kevin Hicks, communications director for the Sankofa Festival 
  • Anne Thompson-Scretching, featured artist and playwright of Four Men On A Couch
  • Gary DeWitt Marshall, director of Four Men On A Couch
  • Grace Flores, playwright of Now & Then
  • Jahaka Mindstorm, playwright of My People Perish
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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
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