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2024 Bronze Collective Theatre Fest

A weeks worth of theatrical drama by some of Greater Rochester's African American artists.

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2024 Bronze Collective Theatre Fest
2024 Bronze Collective Theatre Fest

Time & Location

Feb 25, 2024, 7:00 PM

Rochester, 142 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY 14607, USA

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About The Event

2024 Bronze Collective Theatre Fest

By The Rochester Bronze Collective

Directed by Various local directors and playwrights

Feb 18- 25, 2024

details at https://www.mpactoday.com/new-page-2

SNAPSHOT This year's 2024 Annual Bronze Collective Theatre Fest spans multiple days and weeks. It ranges from children's theater to auditions, radio plays to long form improv, and the stage starts with a time of remembrance for those who have transitioned. Local African American producers showcase variations of African American life through the vehicle of theatrical drama, improv, children's theater, and radio drama.

Shows run 7:30 PM Nightly with matinee shows at 2 PM on Sat, Feb 24, & Sun. Feb 25..  

memorial begins at 6:30

It's year ten and the Bronze Collective is still moving strong in Rochester, NY. Our offering for this year's Fest will be a plethora of various offerings for individuals and families to add to their Black History Month celebrations.

WEEK 1

Tues 02.20.24 - 6:30pm Memorial (free) 

Tues 02.20.24-  7:30 Anansi Tales

Wed 02.21.24 - 7:30pm THE RENAISSANCE OF NIA:ONE WOMAN’S QUEST TOWARD EMOTIONAL WELLNESS  

Thur 02.22.24 - 7:30pm The Brothers Size

Fri 02.23.24 -     7:30pm Double Feature: Sarah and Sally/The Past is The Past

Sat 02.24.25 -   2:00 pm Double Feature: Sarah and Sally/The Past is The Past 

Sat 02.24.25-    7:30pm Antz to Gods

Sun 02.25.24 -  2pm Discussion Track & Closing Reception

Tickets:

Kids $10

Adults $20  

$25 at the door

About the Company

The Bronze Collective is an organization seeking to encourage, facilitate, and promote the collaboration of projects, marketing, and financing among Black/African Diasporic theatrical producers, producing artists, and organizations in the Greater Rochester Area. 

Starting in 2014, as a way for theater producers to collaborate, The Bronze Collective offers the "Fest" as an outreach tool to reach future Black/African Diaspora producers, artists, volunteers, and audiences

details at https://www.mpactoday.com/new-page-2

 WELCOME… TO THE 2024 ANNUAL BRONZE COLLECTIVE THEATRE FEST 

Welcome to the much-anticipated 2024 Annual Bronze Collective* Theatre Fest, where the stage is set for a thrilling two-week celebration of the performing arts! Picture a kaleidoscope of events that cater to every artistic palate, ensuring an immersive and captivating experience for all who grace our festival with their presence.

As you enter the enchanting world of the festival, be prepared to embark on a journey through captivating children's theater productions that spark the imagination and transport both young and old into realms of wonder. 

The festival serves as a melting pot of creativity, with auditions that unveil the raw talent of emerging performers, promising an infusion of fresh energy into the vibrant tapestry of our artistic community.

But that's not all – brace yourself for a variety showcase that unfolds like a vibrant canvas, showcasing the rich tapestry of artistic genres. 

Here, artists will shine in dance, music, and various other forms of entertainment, turning the festival into a dynamic space for creative expression and exploration.

In the midst of the lively performances, take a moment of reflection. The festival organizers have thoughtfully dedicated a portion of this grand event to the remembrance of those who have transitioned. 

Join us as we create a space for the community to come together, pay tribute, and honor the enduring legacy of those who have contributed to the rich cultural tapestry that defines us.

As the curtains rise and fall, the 2024 Annual Bronze Collective* Theatre Fest transcends the boundaries of mere entertainment. 

It emerges as a cultural extravaganza, a testament to the diversity of artistic expression, and a joyous celebration of the stories that unite and inspire us all. Welcome to a festival where every act is a brushstroke on the canvas of our shared cultural experience.

Welcome to the much-anticipated 2024 Annual Bronze Collective* Theatre Fest, proudly presented by The Rochester Bronze Collective! set to unfold from February 19 to March 2, 2024, this grand celebration of the performing arts promises an unforgettable two-week experience.

 Shows typically grace the stage at 7:30 pm nightly, with matinee Saturday shows at 2 pm, ensuring a schedule that caters to both the night owls and the afternoon enthusiasts.

Pay special attention to the afterschool performance on February 27 at 4 pm, Anansi Tales for the Holidays, a moment of particular significance in the festival's lineup. 

This unique event promises to add an extra layer of enchantment, creating an experience that resonates beyond the stage.

Venturing into the festival's details, most of the first week's events will unfold at the MuCCC Theater at 142 Atlantic Ave. Here, audiences will be treated to diverse performances that captivate the senses and ignite the imagination. 

Transitioning seamlessly into the second week, all events will relocate to The Avenue Black Box Theater at 780 Joseph Ave, Rochester, NY. This strategic move ensures a dynamic and varied festival experience, allowing attendees to explore different venues and settings throughout the two-week extravaganza.

Among the curated performances are those presented by local African American producers who take the lead in showcasing variations of African American life through theatrical drama. 

This unique perspective adds depth to the festival, providing a nuanced exploration of cultural narratives.

Amid the vibrant performances, take a moment to join the community in a thoughtful reflection during the free special remembrance event, February 20, honoring those who have transitioned. 

It's a poignant pause that allows us to acknowledge and pay tribute to the enduring legacy of contributors to our shared cultural tapestry.

As the curtains rise and fall, the 2024 Annual Bronze Collective* Theatre Fest transcends the boundaries of mere entertainment. It emerges as a cultural extravaganza, a testament to the diversity of artistic expression, and a joyous celebration of the stories that unite and inspire us all. 

Welcome to a festival where each venue, each performance, and each moment contribute to a rich and immersive tapestry of shared experiences.

*The Bronze Collective is an organization seeking to encourage, facilitate, and promote the collaboration of projects, marketing, and financing among Black/African Diasporic theatrical producers, producing artists, and organizations in the Greater Rochester Area. 

Starting in 2014, as a way for theater producers to collaborate, The Bronze Collective offers the "Fest" as an outreach tool to reach future Black/African Diaspora producers, artists, volunteers, and audiences.

*The Avenue Blackbox Theatre located in historic Joseph Avenue Neighborhood is black-owned, inclusive, fully-accessible, queer space where social justice and art converge to create dynamic stage productions, installations and live art-making events for and by us. 

Our primary focus is honoring and uplifting BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ and youth voices, art and issues while promoting collective healing for all. Our collective vision is safe, bold and creative space for vibrant artistic expression, healing & personal development and community wellness. 

Our mission is to curate moments that elevate the voices, interests and art of the marginalized in this space and beyond. 

Our work includes collaborative productions with partnering artists and companies in NYC, Oakland, and LA. Community support of productions like Bronze Collective Annual Theatre Festival support our mission of building community that elevate voices from the margins, makes space for their art and real time community transformation.

"This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of The Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts."

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