"The Black Theatre and Socialization for Survival."
The Millennium International Colloquiu of the National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF)
The Black Theatre and Socialization for Survival
The format of the Colloquium
The Colloquium holds four sessions: one session of at least two hours per day. Not more than four presentations are scheduled for each session. Each presentation may be analytical, discursive, or dramatic. None may take longer than twenty minutes in order to allow for the allimportant optimal audience participation and exchanges. The presentations typically predispose the audience to experience festival performances of their choice, and to bring their respective experiences to inform their contribution to colloquium exchanges.
As an innovation for each session, the Millennium Colloquium will introduce the participation of at least one artist whose work as author, director, or performer shall be relevant to at least one of the presentations. More importantly, at least one such work must feature among the festival performances.
Proposals for the Millennium Colloquium
The Colloquium Organizing Committee welcomes proposals addressing the entire gamut of perspectives from which rigorous analytical searchlight could be turned on to the colloquium theme, particularly as it touches on our consciousness and preparedness to negotiate the new millennium from a position of participant ownership.
Thus proposals may address, but may by no means limit themselves to the following:
How the Black Theatre reflects Black institutions of socializations;
The Black Theatre as an agent or instrument of socialization;
The impact of Black institutions of socialization on the Black Theatre;
The impact of the socialization of the Black people on the art forms with particular reference to the Black Theatre.
Specifications for Proposal
Full Name (First, Middle initial, Last )
Institution and Department (if applicable)
Address, including city, state, zip code
Résumé: not to exceed 200 words
Proposal and Abstract
Title: Brief, unambiguous and thematically transparent;
Abstract: Not more that 200 words
Document Format: 12 point, Times Roman; lines double spaced; left and right margins 1.25 inches.
Electronic submission by floppy disc or as an e-mail attachment must be in the format for Microsoft Word. One hard copy under a separate cover will help, in case of difficulty opening the electronic version.
Failure to adhere to these specifications will eliminate any submission from consideration.
Dates and Deadlines:
March 21, 2001: Abstracts must be received by 5:00 p.m.
April 21, 2001: Selections announced
June 15, 2001: Full draft of presentations must reach the Colloquium office
Please do not submit proposal or completed paper by fax or as e-mail message.
Send two copies of each hard copy submission (three-hole punched if feasible)
Do not staple
If you would like your submission returned, if not selected, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Forward proposals to the address listed below.
Dr. Olasope O. Oyelaran
Office of International Programs
P.O. Box 19513
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Phone: (336) 750-2306
Mr. Larry Leon Hamlin
Artistic Director and Prducer of the NBtS
610 Coliseum Drive,
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Phone: (336) 723-2266 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Visit the website at http://www.nbtf.org/
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