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Support Black Artists

We hope you take this opportunity to learn about and support the work of our Noise Now partners who amplify voices and stories of Black artists.

Viver Brasil

Mission: Viver Brasil honors Brazil’s African legacy through contemporary dance theater by utilizing Afro-Brazilian dance and music in performance, arts education and community and cultural exchange programs. With an arts base grounded in rigorous historico-cultural research, dialogue and exchange with current arts & culture masters, VB conveys contemporary representations of Afro-Brazilian dance that address 21st century issues of ancestry, humanity, race, and social equity.

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Learn About Past Noise Now Event: From Heaven [Orun] to Earth [Aiyê]

Griot Theatre

Mission: To create a forum for professional theatre artists from underrepresented groups – including women, artists of color and artists with physical disabilities – to interpret theatre in new ways.

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Learn About Past Noise Now Event: A Hit Dog Will Holler

Learn About Past Noise Now Event: There or Here

Ibarionex Perello

Ibarionex Perello is a photographer, writer, educator and host of The Candid Frame Photography podcast. He has over 25 years of experience in the photographic industry. In his role as host and producer of The Candid Frame, he provides frank, insightful interviews with some of the industry’s top established and emerging photographers.

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See Ibarionex Perello’s portfolio

Lower Depth Theatre

Mission: Our mission is to explore the diverse experiences of the African diaspora and beyond. As an ensemble of theatre artists, we strive to awaken and enliven the community with transformative programming that celebrates authentic human stories told through the lens of the artist of color. Our vision is to transform perspectives, overcome obstacles for understanding, and create space for a new cultural narrative to unfold.

Donate to Lower Depth Theatre

The Signal Hill Sandbox

Mission: THE SIGNAL HILL SANDBOX , a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)3 Charity, was created by actor, writer, and performer, Karole Foreman. The mission of The Sandbox is to create diverse and inclusive work that speaks directly and powerfully about issues affecting our communities. She collaborates with a collective of actors, singers, composers, writers, educators, visual artists, and performing artists. Our desire is to engage audiences with work that is entertaining, informative, and compelling.

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Learn about Karole Foreman

Towne Street Theatre

Mission: Founded in the aftermath of the 1992 Los Angeles riots with the belief that we could affect social change through our art, the Towne Street Theatre’s mission is creating, developing and producing original work that is reflective of the African-American experience and perspective for theatre and film.

In order to further illuminate the role African-American artists have played in the history of the American theatre, we also produce a series entitled “Black Classics,” dedicated to the work of playwrights seldom produced, such as Loften Mitchell, Alice Childress and Steve Carter. Our mission of affecting social change is extended with our commitment to developing the next generation of theatre artists through our company memberships and programming.

Donate to Towne Street Theatre

Learn About Past Noise Now Event: Concrete Rose