Three performances from June 17-June 18, 2023 at the AWC Theater, August Wilson African American Cultural Center.
Multiple performances from June 22 – July 2 at a Location to Be Announced

Come Through the Backyard BBQ!

From Colored to Black is a multi-media play set at a backyard BBQ and utilizes arts and culture to engage the Pittsburgh community in critical dialogue around how systemic racism is directly connected to the health and wellness outcomes in the Black community. Exploring the intersections between public health education, oral history performance, and community arts activism, From Colored to Black communicates health data, historical research, and the lived experience of the Black community to the public. Through community-based participatory research methods, and a partnership between the DEMASKUS Theater Collective (DTC), EnterChange Group, and the University of Florida’s Center for Arts in Medicine, DTC will innovate the existing multi-modal play From Colored to Black molding it to mirror Pittsburgh’s illustrious history and present performances Juneteenth weekend.

Funding for this program was provided in part by a grant from the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh in partnership with the POISE Foundation and the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh program of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments.

 For more about the work, visit: fromcoloredtoblack.org

Demaskus From Colored To Black Pittsburgh Trailer