Categories: Performing Arts, San Diego's Most Unique Events

5/25-5/28: The Black Arts Festival

The Old Globe will host the San Diego Black Artist Collective for the 2nd annual residency, following the highly successful Black Lady Showcase of 2022. Join an exciting program including:


Barbecue centers around the O’Mallerys, a dysfunctional group of siblings who come together for a park barbeque in order to stage an emergency intervention for their sister Barbara, whose drug habit has gotten out of hand. However, there are in fact two O’Mallery families, one white and one black. Each appear in different, yet similar scenes that juxtapose to create a dialogue about racial and family politics. Director: Kimberly King


We are bringing back the Black Lady Showcase! Last year we had a wonderful time celebrating Black Lady Artists of San Diego. This year we’re bringing it back bigger than ever and we’re bringing the guys along too. We are welcoming local artists to share their art their way. Black Lady Showcase Director: Carla Banu Dejesus. Black Man’s Song Director: Jaeonnie Davis- Crawford


Conceived and directed by Bil Wright. A tribute to the profound work of classic and contemporary black writers including Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovanni, Lorraine Hansberry, Tupac Shakur, and more. Director: Bil Wright

Various performances May 25, 2023 –  May 28, 2023
$25 per event

The Old Globe Theatre
1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA 92101

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