Why Education is Essential to Truth in Storytelling
Actress and HB Student Amanda Enzo on Black theatre history, the Jim Crow character, and the importance of artists connecting to the truth to drive honesty and integrity in their work. This video is part of HB Studio's #HBConnects series, featuring the many voices of HB – alumni, faculty, students, friends and colleagues. #HBRecommends references and reading from Amanda Enzo: *BIPOC Demands for White American Theatre (#WeSeeYou) *Jim Crow in New York (https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/jim-crow-new-york) *The American Musical in Black and White (https://howlround.com/american-musical-black-and-white) *What I Think About When I Hear That Broadway is Racist (https://medium.com/@heathcliffsaunders/what-i-think-about-when-i-hear-that-broadway-is-racist-afa1b012a8b) *Thomas Dartmouth Rice and The Beginning of Jumpin' Jim Crow (https://www.history.com/news/was-jim-crow-a-real-person) *How Birth of a Nation Revived the KKK (https://www.history.com/news/kkk-birth-of-a-nation-film) *The Worst Thing About "Birth of a Nation" Is How Good It Is (https://www.newyorker.com/culture/richard-brody/the-worst-thing-about-birth-of-a-nation-is-how-good-it-is) Look for our #BlindSpot segment, updated weekly: https://hbstudio.org/category/news-events/weekly-notice/
PIMA MAX FINAL : Historical Critique
This max patch investigates the historical relevance of the artists Lorraine Hansberry and James Baldwin and their intimate relationships with revolutionary leaders Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King Jr, and Malcolm X through the fight against the tyranny of the American government. The visuals are attributed to the use of jit.world/jit.movie, which are used substantially with Vizze as a means to sharpen the piece, visually and contrast the black and white context of the videos. I added the ezadc object to help influence the visual when I speak, as I speak. Adding a deeper flare, disassociating the reality of the piece, are we in 1965 or 2020 or even 1786 / How do we reckon with ourselves? - Baldwin begs... What is the downfall of normalized violence?
EXCUSE ME?! (Short Film )
One can't be too careful walking through New York City. You can never be entirely sure who or what is lurking around the corner. Starring J'Miah Baird Amanda Enzo Frederic Fils-Aime Crew 1st AD: Daria Zavorokhina Cinematography: Joseph Deveaux Sound Mix/Boom Op: Samantha Ramai Gaffer: David Arenas Written and directed by Gregory M. "Ner0Sama" Compere. Based on an original sketch: https://youtu.be/ms7xhVt3qVU
Actress Amanda Enzo on Fighting for #BLM with Love & Education
Actress and HB Student Amanda Enzo on the importance of authentic artistry and theatre, the need to hold the theatre world accountable, and fighting for Black lives with love, justice and education. This video is part of HB Studio's #HBConnects series, featuring the many voices of HB – alumni, faculty, students, friends and colleagues. We choose and celebrate a theater that belongs to all of us; that can give voice to grief and just anger; that serves its community with humility and curiosity as a force for social justice, for civic dialog, for the safe and uncensored expression of conflict and difference; for healing. Let us use the tools we have to restore faith and foster understanding, not to promote false positions and systemic inequities. Stay Observant, Stay Informed. #HBRecommends from Amanda Enzo: *Voices of a People's History of the United States (book by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove) *Black Women's Representation in Classic Hollywood Cinema, a presentation by Amanda Enzo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lCso3JdzEY&feature=youtu.be *The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (documentary film, 2015) *A Huey P. Newton Story (film by Spike Lee, 2001) *Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration-and How to Achieve Real Reform (book by John Pfaff) *Time: The Kalief Browder Story (documentary film, 2017) *When They See Us (TV Show, 2019) *The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (book by Rebecca Skloot; film, 2017) *American Son (film, 2019) *The Birth of Blackface Minstrelsy and the Rise of Stephen Foster (article by Rhae Lynn Barnes: https://ushistoryscene.com/article/birth-of-blackface/) *Malcolm X (film, 1992) *Who Killed Malcom X? (documentary film, 2020) Look for our #BlindSpot segment, updated weekly: https://hbstudio.org/category/news-events/weekly-notice/
una malattia contorta - a twisted disease - a tale told by enzo
Note * This film tells the story of the love we are told to accept. It gives the audience an active perspective to think about the love we accept versus the love we are told we deserve. It is about abuse as much as it is about love. This film was shot in Hiram, GA.