You are invited to experience the music of emerging Black artists and witness a new creative work in progress! Following performances by local musicians, Our Stage / Our Voices artist-in-residence Reggie Guyton will lead the performers in a brief discussion. The event will culminate in a preview of some of the spoken word and musical work Mr. Guyton has been developing during his residency at UIS.
Weaving mythical lore, parable, and personal experience, the unfolding narrative of Black Futurez: Mixtape can best be described as a compilation of ideas and emotions from Black youth living through current times. Featuring creator Reggie Guyton alongside special artists and musician guests, you’ll get a sneak peek of this evolving work.
Thank you for supporting Our Stage / Our Voices, a program of the UIS Performing Arts Center in which the voices of historically underrepresented communities in the performing arts are amplified, with a goal of achieving diversity and inclusion.
UIS Studio Theatre
Our Stage / Our Voices is a new program developed and sponsored by the UIS Performing Arts Center in which members of historically underrepresented communities address the issues of inequality in the regional performing arts with a goal of achieving diversity and inclusion. The artist-in-residence position will rotate annually as Our Stage / Our Voices works to amplify voices and stories throughout the community and create spaces for opportunity, understanding and originality.
Area actor, director, and performing artist Reggie Guyton will serve as the inaugural Our Stage / Our Voices artist-in-residence. During the 2022 calendar year, Mr. Guyton will collaborate with regional Black artists to explore and celebrate the Black experience in America.