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Live on September 14 at 7:00PM EST

Featuring a Civic Keynote by actress, playwright, educator and arts advocate Nikkole Salter
Music by Starr Busby

Our monthly Civic Salons are back, and they’ve gone digital! We're excited to rekindle our space of connection and inspiration with Civic Salon: NEW PARADIGMS. 2020 is a year of constant change and a portal to a brave new world. But as we take an active role in shifting the systems that no longer serve us, how can we envision a future that serves us all? Join noted playwright and advocate Nikkole Salter as we ask: what values will you bring with you into the future, and what are you willing to leave behind?

Civic Salons are a community crossroads where artists and audiences can come together to nurture our minds and our bodies. Through songs, poetry, text, and speeches, Civic Salons feature artists, activists, and organizers who are using their voices to create change in their communities. Break bread with your neighbor, raise your voice in song, and leave inspired.

Live on September 14 at 7:00PM EST


Civic Salon: NEW PARADIGMS will be hosted online via Zoom as a webinar, which is a view-only format where attendees cannot see each other, and the hosts cannot see attendees. The Zoom app will be required on your desktop or mobile devices to view, listen, and chat with participants during the event. You can download Zoom free for your device here. You may also call in and listen to the event over your phone. 

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CIVIC SALON: NEW PARADIGMS will be Closed Captioned Live. For more information on accessibility, please reach out to [email protected].

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No available performances in this month.


Starr Busby

Starr Busby

Starr Busby is an experimental avant-garde artist. You may have seen Starr playing solo shows with their loop station, Francis, or fronting Brooklyn based experimental soul band People’s Champs. Starr has also supported artists such as The Gorillaz, Esperanza Spalding, X Ambassadors, Kimbra, and Alice Smith. Selected appearances include: Moby Dick (American Repertory Theatre; Starbuck); Octet (Signature Theatre; Paula - Drama Desk Award Winner); Where Love Lies Fallow (The Shed; Nia 1); Apollo Cafe Live: Soul Cypher; #BlackGirlMagic Show (Jack; composer/performer); Mikrokosmos (Steirischer Herbst, Graz and Nottingham Contemporary); The Girl with the Incredible Feeling (Spoleto Festival di Mondi) as well as various concerts and solo shows. Starr also enjoys working as an arts educator through organizations such as Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project, Beats 4 Peace, and Long Island University. She is looking forward to continuing the development of (pray) with nicHi Douglas and Jerome Ellis at Ars Nova. Their music is available via Bandcamp.

Nikkole Salter

Nikkole Salter

Nikkole Salter is an award-winning actress, playwright, educator, and arts advocate. For her work, she has received an OBIE Award, an Outer Critic Circle Award, a Global Tolerance Award from the Friends of the United Nations, a Selfdes-Kanin Fellowship from the Theatre Hall of Fame, and most recently a Lily Award for her contributions to the betterment of the theater field. Her writing has been produced on three continents, in five countries, has been published in 12 international publications, and has been featured on the WNET program "Theater Close-Up.” She is a graduate of Howard University and NYU.