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Celebrating James Baldwin

HartBeat is celebrating Baldwin's centennial with a series of collaborations, readings, and company productions that you won't want to miss. Join us for these events and many more as the 2024 Baldwin season emerges.

Stay tuned for more!

Community Partnership Events

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March 3

Black Presencing: Free, Community, Play Reading Series

The Amen Corner, by James Baldwin will be held at Cross Street AME Zion Church, 440 West Street, Middletown. Join us for the second play reading in a collaboration between ARTFARM, HartBeat Ensemble and Oddfellows Playhouse. The reading of this powerful play by James Baldwin will be directed by HartBeat Ensemble Director Godfrey Simmons. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to help replace the roof at Cross Street Church.

Baldwin Centennial Fall 2024

August 2024

More event announcements coming soon

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