Interview: Morgan Heyward and Aaron Moore on the Upstate Black Theater Festival

Two of the area’s most celebrated and prolific Black theater artists come together this weekend to launch the Upstate Black Theater Festival. Morgan Heyward of Illuminate Theatre and Aaron Moore of Acting With Aaron are partnering with Youth FX to stage a series of performances, talks and roundtables around Black theater in the Capital Region this weekend. 

The totally online and free event features work by a number of local actors, playwrights and directors as well as a panel on working in local theater as a Black person and a talk by Albany-born actor and playwright Charlyane Woodard (Unbreakable, Glass, Chicago Hope, Law and Order: SVU). 

All you need to do is visit this link to register, although donations are encouraged.  Check out our interview and promotional material shot by our friends at Youth FX to see why the Upstate Black Theater Festival is a can’t miss this weekend. 

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