Events

LANGSTON is proud to present a FREE three-Saturday immersive filmmaking workshop for African-American youth aged 9-12 in participation with SIFF Education. Youth will practice the art of storytelling and learn to bring their ideas to life, creating short films around culturally appropriate themes based on historical figures of the central district and specific social justice issues from the community.

Experienced teaching artists will guide student production teams from script to screen over the three sessions, each building on the previous workshop, engaging all experience levels in camera and editing software to enhance the storytelling process. Students will practice and become comfortable with all elements of filmmaking, including: scriptwriting, acting, filming, editing, and costume/production design.

These workshops are free for youth and requires a commitment to attend all three workshops. Students who attend all three workshops will receive a $100 stipend for participation.

 

Workshop

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Saturday, April 13, 9:30am – 6:00pm

Workshop will be held at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute with a screening of their work at 5:30pm for family and friends. Culminating presentation at the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival Saturday, April 27, 12:00pm. 
While it is not required, it will be a wonderful opportunity to engage the community and we hope their presence will be possible.

 

 

These workshops are free and require a commitment to attend all three workshops. Students who attend all three workshops will receive a $100 stipend for participation.

STG Presents Roger Guenveur Smith – Frederick Douglass Now at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute April 12-14, 2019. Presented in partnership with LANGSTON.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW is a one-man show inspired by the life and work of the self -liberated abolitionist and pioneering feminist Frederick Douglass. ROGER GUENVEUR SMITH has edited Douglass’ classic 19th century texts into a jazz-infused narrative, bookended by original writing of Beckettian force to produce the kind of edgy, stylistic mash-up of which vital contemporary theater is made.

Inspired by Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain Tonight, Smith has been interpreting Douglass materials since he was an undergraduate at Occidental College, subsequently serving as graduate research assistant at Yale University’s Frederick Douglass Papers. He has since taught at both institutions, as well as Cal Arts, where he currently directs his Performing History Workshop.


The Roger Guenveur Smith performances originally scheduled for February 8 – 10, 2019 at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute have been rescheduled.

 

New Showtimes:

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

 

Tickets for the February 8th show will now be valid for Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Tickets for the February 9th show will now be valid for Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Tickets for the February 10th show will now be valid for Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Refunds for the performance can be made at the original point of purchase. Any questions about refunds can be directed to Ticketmaster fan support at 1-800-653-8000 or the Paramount Theatre Box Office at 206-682-1414.