Penn Live Arts Blog / February 2023

Spotlight on Terence Nance

Posted February 27, 2023

Terence Nance, 2018. Photo by Ken McFarlane.
“His work is an Afrofuturist’s dream that holds a mirror up to present-day reality and forces it to confront itself in an abstract, yet fitting, manner. It serves hard truths you can’t look away from, and it does so in the Blackest way ever.”
–Taryn Finley, Huffington Post

Terence Nance is one of the most extraordinary filmmakers of his generation. While his work is bolstered by its artistic excellence and technical complexity, it resonates because of its social relevance. Nance’s practice is collaborative in scope and serves as an inspiration to many other contemporary artists and filmmakers. Read more...

5 Questions with Lisa McCree

Posted February 7, 2023

We’re thrilled to welcome the Negro Ensemble Company, our 22/23 season artist-in-residence, back this month for the world premiere of Mecca is Burning. Ahead of this exciting production, we connected with one of the collaborative playwrights, Lisa McCree, to learn a little more about her and her work. Enjoy! Read more...