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Photo of Makambe K. Simamba in Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers. Photo by Dahlia Katz

Sadie Berlin, Artistic Director

b current is a thirty year-old company that celebrates and nurtures Black and Brown artists. After years of phenomenal leadership, Catherine Hernandez left the company early in 2021 when Sadie Berlin became the new AD.

b current’s role is evolving along the times and as more institutions seek out content from Black and Brown artists, b current is finding a new opportunity to focus on work across a spectrum that joins community and radicalism. Our motto, “radicalism in content and form,” is a vow to support and foster Black and Brown artists who dwell in the margins, artists who create content the mainstream might shy away from.

Our anti-oppression training which has been all the rage for the last four years is now undergoing a recalibration; as EDI and anti-oppression training has become ubiquitous in the industry, we will be offering more advanced training and workshops in nascent disciplines within the performing arts, including land and cultural dramaturgy.

b current embarks on a cautious expansion plan and will be announcing its new season early this Autumn.

TAPA Member Profiles are dedicated to highlighting a member each month and everything that makes them unique! Tell us who you are, what you do, and what you’ve been working on. Member Profiles will be featured in the Communiqué and on this webpage.

The last year has encouraged us to reassess our social positions and challenged us to do our part in making the world a more equitable place for everyone. That’s why we want to use our Member Profiles page to highlight the initiatives you’re taking when it comes to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

To be featured in the Monthly Membership Profile, please contact Theresa Gerrow. We look forward to sharing the positive steps you are taking in building a stronger artistic community!

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