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Black actors shine at the DC Black Theatre Festival. /Photo by Travis Riddick

DC Black Theatre Festival Returns Stellar Event in Southeast Marks 6th Year By Sarafina Wright WI Staff Writer Residents east of the Anacostia River will experience an invasion of black theatre arts as amateur and professional thespians convene for one of the nation’s preeminent festivals. The DC Black Theatre Festival kicked off a series of top

notch events on Friday, June 19 and continues through Sunday, June 28. Over 30,000 people, including fans and professionals are expected to participate in the 10-day event that includes plays, battles and celebrity workshops. Numerous performances with topics such as homophobia, sex, religion and black history will be held in theatres across the city

including: THEARC Theater, Andrew Foster, St. Elizabeth’s Gateway Center, the African American Civil War Museum and the Anacostia Art Center. “We wanted to have our events concentrated east of the river. It is the forgotten side of town with the highest incidenc-

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