Skylight Live - FREEDOM


3 events commemorating Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who were enslaved in the United States. Programs explore what “Freedom” means in today’s society for Black people and other marginalized folx in the U.S.

Note: All events are scheduled after the commemorative day, June 19th.


“A Look Back/A Look Forward”
Monday, June 21st at 7pm PT / 10pm ET

A panel of Black & Brown theatre practitioners discuss the past year’s reckoning with racism while imagining an Anti-Racist & Equitable theatre community.

Moderator: Lee Sherman (Actor)
Panelists: Celia Mandel Rivera (Artistic Associate Skylight Theatre, founding member of  BLKLST),  Carene Rose Mekertichyan (Actress, Social Justice Artistic Associate at ISC), Kristina Wong (Performance Artist, Elected Representative of Koreatown)

*American Sign Language Interpreted event

All participants are subject to availability.

“We're Not Free, Until We're All Free”

Wednesday, June 23rd at 7pm PT / 10pm ET

A panel recognizing that we all must be liberated, seeks to center other marginalized voices and identities in our theatre community. By speaking on their experiences and needs, we strive to learn and grow as a community to make theatre equitable for all.

Moderator: Shaina Rosenthal (Artistic Associate Skylight Theatre, Director, Ensemble Studio LA member)
Panelists: Olivia Buntaine (Artistic Director Project Nongenue), Sandra Mae Frank (Actress), Amir Levi (Actor, Singer, Activist), Tiana Randall-Quant (Actress, Producer), Diana Wyenn (Director, Writer, Choreographer)

*American Sign Language Interpreted event

All participants are subject to availability.


Saturday, June 26th at 3pm PT / 6pm ET

An exploration of discovering “What is Black Joy?” through curated performances, meditation, and setting intentions for the future.

Artists: Zola Dee, A’raelle Flynn Bolden, Brandon Rachal, Tiana Quant-Randall, Dee Dee Stephens
Learn more: Elation Artist Bios

*American Sign Language Interpreted event

Artists subject to availability.

Skylight Live Music by: Michael Teoli
Live Stream Director: Garret Crouch

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