August has been focused on networking and growth. I have attended the Macon Film Festival and had a short documentary I produced, Electric Pioneers, screen at Bronze Lens. I am excited to be a part of the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival while they are in Macon, Georgia for Labor Day Weekend. The event is hosted by 3 major cultural institutions, Hotel 45 named for 45 records a nod to Macon's storied music history, the Tubman Museum an institution known for celebrating the legacy of Harriet Tubman (no Macon connection) through art exhibitions and cultural events, and the Historic Douglass Theatre founded by Charles Henry Douglass of Macon, Georgia. Son of formerly enslaved people, Mr. Douglass founded the theatre after he an his wife experienced discrimination while taking in a theatrical performance. It became an important site for Black entertainers from Ma Rainey to Otis Redding. It celebrated 100 years in 2021.
I have also started another school year teaching at Georgia Military College while navigating a new contract at the Historic Douglass Theatre in Macon, Georgia. More to come soon!