Psalm’s Salons are an online gathering space to highlight the work of creatives, signal-boost local and Black-owned businesses, kick back to live music, and promote a sense of community. Salons are hosted by director, educator, theatre-maker Psalmayene 24 with original music from DJ Nick tha 1da.
Studio's series of digital dance parties with conversation continues on July 23 at 5 p.m. with actor Justin Weaks, Galvanize DC founders J.J. Johnson and Jefferson A. Russell, and Jjana Valentiner, executive producer of the Making Space to Breathe/Gathering to Grieve vigil.
Galvanize DC has been pivotal in creating space and a support network for Black theatre artists and administrators in Washington; together with Valentiner and other volunteers, Galvanize DC facilitated the Breathe/Grieve vigil for community members to come together in solidarity during a time of unrest.
Psalm's final salon will stream on August 20 at 5 p.m. More information to come.
June's Salon featured Philadelphia-based playwright James Ijames. The Studio-commissioned artist was last in DC for a reading of his play-in-development, Good Bones, for the Studio R&D: Works in Process series. The two Black theatre artists discussed their careers, artistic inspirations, and the role of theatre during this moment of racial unrest.