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SIV The Future of the Field

Silence is Violence: The Future of the Field

Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) Presents
Silence is Violence: The Future of the Field


A Devised Web Series Directed by YPT Artistic Director Farah Lawal Harris
In Partnership with the Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts


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In a three-part web series devised by students from Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts, three up-and-coming Black theater artists must grapple with racism, tokenism, and ethics while collaborating on a theater project commissioned by a white-led theater company.

Will they come together and stay true to their art or cave under the pressures of the industry?

Written and performed by Autumn Angelettie, Ayanna Fowler, and Jaucqir LaFond and directed by Farah Lawal Harris, with sound design by Kevin Lee Alexander and video editing by Anthony Amos.

Content warning: explicit language

All three webisodes are FREE to stream. This project is presented in partnership with the Howard University Department of Theater Arts. If you enjoy the work of these young artists, we hope you consider making a donation in support of this project and future projects and programs at Young Playwrights’ Theater.

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Since October 2020, YPT Artistic Director Farah Lawal Harris has been working with Autumn Angelettie, Ayanna Fowler, and Jaucqir LaFond, current students of the Howard University Department of Theatre Arts, to devise this monumental project from idea to screen.