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Article: Eyes Wide Open: The Potentials (and pitfalls) of Partnership

In 1996 August Wilson delivered a compelling call to action to the Theatre Communications Group. He noted that “black theatre in America is alive … it is vibrant … it is vital … it just isn’t funded.” Wilson argued that economic systems in the United State disproportionally supported larger cultural institutions that “perpetuated white culture.” Almost twenty years later there are perhaps fewer black theaters but more collaborations between these companies and regional theaters.