Through art, action and advocacy, The Breath Project (TBP) seeks to build a more equitable theater community in this country, and actively dismantle structural racism in the American Theater.
Art: In partnership with organizations and artists across the nation, TBP will create, develop and support original theatrical works, created by BIPOC artists. The work that is housed by TBP will be used as a tool for education and advocacy, as a living time capsule of this moment in history.
Action: TBP is working to build relationships between local artists and theaters in their community and region, creating more opportunities for BIPOC theater artists, technicians and administrators throughout the country. Working across our national partnerships, we will seek to end the notion that plays by BIPOC artists fulfill a quota or check a box for a theater, and instead become an organic and permanent part of the American Theater landscape.
Advocacy: TBP will work to support the organizations that produce, fund and support the American Theater to eliminate the racism and biases that exist in our institutions and business practices.
OUR CURRENT PROJECT:
We are facilitating conversations about slavery reparations in classrooms across the country.
Check out the video that launched
The Breath Project in the Summer of 2020
The Breath Project
Written & Performed by
Gamal ABDEL Chasten
Notice to Viewers: This performance is intended to be viewed by mature audiences, and contains language that some viewers will find upsetting.
SUBMIT YOUR 08:46 PROJECT TO THE ARCHIVE
Submissions must be a recording of a live performance of original work that has been created in the past year, and must be 8 minutes and 46 seconds in length;
Submissions will be accepted from artists of color who reside in the United States (work submitted by artists under the age of 18 will be considered in a youth category);
The archive submission process is currently open-ended.