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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.

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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.

March 6

The Power of a Women's Vote

Attend this panel discussion at the 224 Ecospace with League of Women Voters' Dr. Ducoff-Barone, with the LWG, and Dr. Foster-Walton Brown, of Central Connecticut State University, moderated by Janèe Woods of She Leads Justice (formerly CWEALF).

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Coming Soon!

ENCOUNTERS: I am Not Your Negro

Stay tuned for more

Baldwin Centennial Fall 2024

August 2024

More event announcements coming soon

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