by Leslie Fields-Cruz

If you follow us on social media, you’ve probably already noticed that we’ve got a lot going on the next few months. We start off by celebrating the upcoming PBS premiere of Jamila Wignot’s award-winning documentary, Ailey, which kick’s off this year’s season of PBS’ American Masters…

by Leslie Fields-Cruz

As we prepare to celebrate with family and friends during the Thanksgiving holiday, I want to take a moment to thank our storytellers.

Photo of storytellers who competed in PitchBLACK 2019.

From the earliest paintings on cave walls, storytellers have communicated what the world around them was like. Some of us may still paint our…

by Leslie Fields-Cruz

Maya Angelou once said: “If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going. I have great respect for the past, but I’m a person of the moment.”

I can relate to that sentiment. Which is perhaps why the theme of our recent…

Will it hold? Will it be enough?

By Leslie Fields-Cruz

When International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) President Matt Loeb announced on Oct. 18, that a tentative agreement had been reached with Hollywood producers, averting the anticipated strike, many in the industry cheered. I was one of them. As details about the tentative agreement have…

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