University Players and the Black, Brown and Beige Theatre Troupe will present their BIPOC Bash fundraiser 5 p.m. May 1 on the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies’ lawn.
BIPOC Bash gives BIPOC students a platform to present works of art and performances, Nicolette Julien, social and membership director for University Players, said.
Performers have signed up on the University Players’ website. Julien said the types of art and performance are open-ended.
“You can do whatever you want, whether it be dance, spoken word poetry, a vocal performance or literally anything artistic,” Julien said.
The event will be an outdoor fundraiser. Tickets are donation-based with a $5 donation minimum and can be purchased for livestream or in-person viewing. The money raised will be split equally among University Players, the Black, Brown and Beige Theatre Troupe and BIPOC artist relief funds.
Julien said she was excited about the event and the future of University Players’ relationship with their collaborators.
“It’s something that we’re all really passionate about,” Julien said. “This is the first time we’ve done this collaboration, and I’m hoping the event goes well and we can really make it an annual thing if it goes well.”