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Off Book: The Black Theatre Podcast

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Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a theatre journalist, an actress, & a playwright. Drew Shade, Amber Iman, & Donja Love are your hosts and they will certainly be Off-Book.

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Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a theatre journalist, an actress, & a playwright. Drew Shade, Amber Iman, & Donja Love are your hosts and they will certainly be Off-Book.

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Amazing

By j4minBen - Sep 08 2019
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Drew and the crew are everything! A must-listen for black theatre fans, professionals, and dreamers.

Love y’all!

By Aisha Jackson💜 - May 15 2018
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Thanks for the shout-out! Just subscribed so I can listen to y’all krazi behinds! 😘😘

iTunes Ratings

103 Ratings
Average Ratings
99
3
1
0
0

Amazing

By j4minBen - Sep 08 2019
Read more
Drew and the crew are everything! A must-listen for black theatre fans, professionals, and dreamers.

Love y’all!

By Aisha Jackson💜 - May 15 2018
Read more
Thanks for the shout-out! Just subscribed so I can listen to y’all krazi behinds! 😘😘
Cover image of Off Book: The Black Theatre Podcast

Off Book: The Black Theatre Podcast

Updated 6 days ago

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Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a theatre journalist, an actress, & a playwright. Drew Shade, Amber Iman, & Donja Love are your hosts and they will certainly be Off-Book.

Rank #1: (TW)- #SlavePlay: The Breakdown

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It's Christmas Eve, and we're quickly approaching the end of the year, but we're not letting up! This week Donja & Drew are joined by actor/playwright Ngozi Anyanwu (Good Grief, The Homecoming Queen) who comes thru and really hits the mark! Listen in as they break down the current industry table shaker, Slave Play, currently playing at NYTW, along with a surprise call in with the playwright Jeremy O. Harris. This episode you might have to listen to twice. It's "trigger warning" heavy and also THERE ARE SPOILERS just FYI!

Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their Broadway dreams.

Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0 www.BroadwayBlack.com

Dec 25 2018

2hr 18mins

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Rank #2: #Versatile: You Can't Put Your Mouth On Everything

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It's that time again, and Donja, Amber, & Drew are on their gig and ready to hit their marks. This week they talk about honoring Black theatre, our Thanksgiving joys, Amber's exposed shoulder, mercury getting dressed for retrograde, the Pridelands on the horizon, some different listener letters, and so much more. It's a very versatile episode. Get into it!

Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their Broadway dreams.

Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0 www.BroadwayBlack.com

Nov 26 2018

1hr 50mins

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Rank #3: Cynthia's Sorry or Not Sorry

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It's time to hit your mark! This week Drew is joined by actors Ari Groover(Head Over Heels)and returning guest Michael Oloyede. They dive into the Cynthia Erivo anti-Black American controversy and more.

Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their Broadway dreams.

Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0 www.BroadwayBlack.com

Jul 30 2019

1hr 38mins

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Rank #4: 01. 10 The Color Purple Rain featuring LaChanze

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Listen as we stand in The Color Purple Rain with our special guest LaChanze. We address what it means to be a black woman in the theatre business, what role colorism plays in that, as well as award season, Prince, Oprah visiting Shuffle Along, stage door entitlement, & much more! Hit your mark right now!

Apr 25 2016

1hr 2mins

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Rank #5: I Got You!

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Hit your mark! It's that time. Donja's Back in his rightful seat next to Drew and they are joined by new guest Allison Semmes (Motown: The Musical) and returning guest, Ari Groover (Head Over Heels). Listen in as they talk about respectability politics, anxiety, and train rage. Get into it!

Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their Broadway dreams.

Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0 www.BroadwayBlack.com

Aug 05 2019

1hr 46mins

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Rank #6: The Amber Show... DONE!

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A special Ladies Only! episode lead by Princess Amber Iman along with Rashidra Scott (Ain't Too Proud) & Tiffany Mann (Be More Chill). No other description is necessary. Turn your volume to a moderate level and hit your mark. It's that time!

Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their Broadway dreams.

Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0 www.BroadwayBlack.com

May 06 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #7: Count to Three featuring Tonya Pinkins

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Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their Broadway dreams.

Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0 www.BroadwayBlack.com

Mar 25 2019

2hr 1min

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Rank #8: Theatre Movement

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This week Drew is joined by a few fresh faces! 2019 Tony Award-nominated choreographer, Camille A. Brown(Choir Boy, Once On This Island), Actor/Producer Eric Lockley(The Movement Theatre Company), Actor/Playwright Ngozi Anyanwu (Good Grief, The Homecoming Queen)all lend their voices and experiences to the Off Book movement. Get into their discussion on grace, perseverance, and validating yourself!

Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their Broadway dreams.

Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0 www.BroadwayBlack.com

May 27 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #9: We're Telling The Truth But We're Lying

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This week Drew & Donja are joined by prolific poet and mental health advocate Bassey Ikpi who discusses her new forthcoming book 'I'm Telling The Truth But I'm Lying', her time on the first national tour of Russel Simmons' Def Poetry Jam, and more. We also discuss white theatre critics (sigh) again, the Rachel Dolezal of the theatre, and the obsession with tragedy porn in the theatre. Hit your mark! It's time to go Off Book!

Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their Broadway dreams.

Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0 www.BroadwayBlack.com

Nov 12 2018

1hr 45mins

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Rank #10: We're Broadway Bound!

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Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their Broadway dreams.

Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0 www.BroadwayBlack.com

Apr 29 2019

1hr 23mins

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Rank #11: Tit-uba or Ti-Tuba?

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Drew & Donja talk about unconventional theatre experiences, white people taking roles that still don't belong to them, & what is that slave woman's name from The Crucible?

Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their Broadway dreams.

Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0 www.BroadwayBlack.com

May 20 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #12: Finding the Balance

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This week Drew hits his mark and is joined by dazzling Destinee Rea(Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, BOLDNYC) and costume designer Andy Jean(What to send up..., One in Two) as they discuss what it takes to find a balance in this industry and more. Join us! It's that time!

Sep 17 2019

1hr 36mins

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Rank #13: Amber Alert

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This week Donja & Drew are in the building hitting their mark to talk being fulfilled in life, what the privilege of access means, & no hateration, holleration in this dancerie. Also, an official Amber Alert has been issued in search for Princess Amber. Get into the laughs, love, and joy as they go Off Book!

Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their Broadway dreams.

Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0 www.BroadwayBlack.com

Mar 18 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #14: Much Ado About Everything

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Hit your mark and join Donja & Drew as they talk about all the latest happenings from Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, to Todrick Hall, to more A Strange Loop and everything in between.

Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their Broadway dreams.

Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0 www.BroadwayBlack.com

Jun 24 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #15: AhDream Come True

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It's funny how your life can change in the flash of a camera! Join Donja, Drew, and special guest AhDream Smith as they discuss this week's craziness. Kanye gets called out at The Cher Show, Golden Globe and Grammy nominations announced, + The Wiz starring Carl Thomas, Shirley Murdock & Lil G flops and people want their money back. It was an eventful week for all, full of Fabulation guided by The North Star. Hit your mark & get into it!

Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their Broadway dreams.

Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0 www.BroadwayBlack.com

Dec 10 2018

1hr 49mins

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Rank #16: Drop In

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Hit your mark with Drew this week as he's joined by actor/playwright Timothy DuWhite (Neptune), and actor Kayla Davion (King Kong, Waitress, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) to discuss auditioning, dropping into character, when is a character meant for you, & more!
It's that time! Get into it!

Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their Broadway dreams.

Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0 www.BroadwayBlack.com

Aug 13 2019

1hr 35mins

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Rank #17: One Gotta Go Gotta Go?

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Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their Broadway dreams.

Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0 www.BroadwayBlack.com

Apr 16 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #18: Shakespearian Crackhead

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It's a brand new week and a brand new crew! Drew is joined by returning guest Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan Hansen)and newcomer Fedna Jaquet (Ain't No Mo). Listen as they talk about The Gift of The Lion King, Jennifer Hudson's digital fur technology, and being your character forever. Hit your mark! It's that time!

Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their Broadway dreams.

Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0 www.BroadwayBlack.com

Jul 22 2019

1hr 41mins

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Rank #19: What Does It Sound Like?

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Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their Broadway dreams.

Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0 www.BroadwayBlack.com

Apr 01 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #20: Ain't No Mo!

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Drew is joined by playwright/actor Jordan E. Cooper (Ain't No Mo) to discuss inspiration, the journey, what's next & more!

Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their Broadway dreams.

Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.com
Twitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlack
IG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcast
Facebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0 www.BroadwayBlack.com

May 14 2019

1hr 40mins

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