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A new play by Tony-nominated actor Pascale Armand will be among the works on offer at this year's New Black Fest at the Lark. The lineup also features new plays by Erika Dickerson-Despenza and James Ijames, as well as an industry panel and a Storyteller's Night inspired by The Moth. Kicking off Black Fest on April 11 at the Apollo Theater Soundstage will be a panel titled Black Progress, Black Erasure. Moderated by the festival's artistic director Keith Josef Adkins, the panel will feature playwright Donja R. Love ( The Love* Plays ), social justice arts and cultural leader Robyne Walker Murphy, and documentary filmmaker and NAACP Image Award-nominee Yoruba Richen ( The New Black , Promised Land ). The panel will begin at 7 PM. Full story

19 March