This recurring livestream series will create discussions on how to decolonize white theatre and give viewers an exciting look at Black contribution to theatre – past and present. Each episode, viewers can look forward to seeing a performance from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) guest artists and DMR alumni and students, as well as a special "BLOSM Roots" Black history segment.
The goal of BLOSM is to build up Black and Brown students in the performing arts for the restoration of culture. In tandem with the concert series, DMR Adventures has created an all new BLOSM Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund will help bring performing arts education to BIPOC students in the Charlottesville area. The BLOSM Scholarship Fund will be supported by viewer support. DMR Adventures hopes to raise $300 from viewer giving during each livestream.
Viewers may purchase tickets to the first BLOSM Livestream Concert at www.belmontarts.org.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students. To better ensure accessibility, DMR offers unlimited pay-what-you-can tickets.
The first episode of BLOSM will take place October 3rd at 7:00 PM EST. Segments will include a special guest artist performance and interview from Jamard Richardson of Broadway's The Book of Mormon, a BLOSM Roots Black History segment with Xavier Taylor, and two special performances from DMR Alum, Kamryn Burton.
BLOSM Scholarship Fund
DMR Adventures believes in making dreams real for students from all racial, social and economic backgrounds. It is our duty to ensure that every student can grow while feeling accepted and successful. DMR Adventures has founded a new scholarship for BIPOC students and named it the BLOSM Fund (Black Lives On Stage Matter). Times have called on us to do better in supporting these artists, and to amplify the voices that have been silenced. No lives can matter until all of our artists and students are freed of barriers in the face of supremacy, intolerance and tokenism. We are proud to support these students.