Rite Out Loud Black Arts Forum

RITE OUT LOUD Forum with Black Artists and Cultural/Arts Leaders

An ongoing series in which leaders from the Black arts community discuss wide-ranging topics including institutionalized racism and violence against the Black community in America, and its impact on the arts and our humanity.

Hosted by Cheles Rhynes and Austin Scottish Rite Theater

Watch this space for our next forum.


Past forums


June 19, 2020 – Juneteenth

Toni Blackman (NY)

Charlene Farrington (FL)
Executive Director, Spady Cultural Heritage Museum

Patrick Gathron (TX)


Denise Saunders Thompson (DC)
President and CEO, International Association of Blacks in Dance (I.A.B.D.)

Helanius J. Wilkins (CO)
Choreographer/Performance Artist/Innovator; Associate Chair of Dance, University of Colorado – Boulder

Moderator: Cheles Rhynes

June 5, 2020

Christal Brown (VT)
Mother/Artist/Educator/Disciple Coach

Kamilah Forbes (NY)
Executive Producer, Apollo Theater

Delanté G. Keys (TX)

Maia Maiden [aka Rah Fyah] (MN)
Dancer/Choreographer/Community Activist

Darren W. McCroom (OR)
Asst. Professor, Lighting Design, Western Washington University

Marcus McQuirter (TX)
Chair, Drama Department, Austin Community College

Moderator: Cheles Rhynes

Online Programming

Armadillo Alice
Streaming on demand!

A Christmas Carol – Reduced, Reused & Recycled
Streaming on demand!

Little Red Chunari
Streaming on demand!

A Long Winter’s Night (in Texas)
Streaming on demand!

Rosita y Conchita
Streaming on demand!

Snow Queen
Streaming on demand!

Hideout Kids
Improv for kids by the Hideout Theatre
Thursdays at 4 PM