The New Griots Festival

July 06 - July 16, 2017 in the Dowling Studio

The New Griots Festival's mission is to highlight, celebrate and advance the careers of emerging Black artists in the Twin Cities. Including the work of ten local emerging artists, free community classes and open working sessions, the festival will be led by director/playwright Jamil Jude, actress Jamaica Meyer and playwright Josh Wilder. Programming will be chosen through a proposal process by these three lead producers, and participating artists will receive two performance slots over the two weekends.

Part of the Level Nine Series, devoted to community dialogue about today’s most significant topics and questions.


Tickets in the Dowling Studio are $9. Seating in the Dowling Studio is General Admission.

All prices and performances subject to change.


Every Dowling Studio performance includes an audience engagment component. Check back for details.


ASL Performances
Thursday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Audio Described Performances
Thursday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned Performances
Thursday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.