RoundTable Cultural Seminars

First Fridays


Every Month, A new topic to explore

Join RoundTable for First Fridays!

Inspired by the pursuit of lifelong learning, new complimentary seminars will be presented on the first Friday of every month! Each session will be livestreamed and then available to watch for an additional 24 hours. 

There is a limited number of participants, so click “RESERVE HERE” at the bottom of the page to save your space now!   

The World of August Wilson: Through the lens of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom 

Moderated by Jonathon L. Jackson

A timely look into the world seen by the eyes of August Wilson using the lense of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom to help others see the power and importance of their story. 

Jonathon L. Jackson is an artist and educator from Cleveland, Ohio now living in Los Angeles, California. Jackson, a husband and a father first, is known for taking transparency and inspiration into the classroom, theatre, lecture halls, and especially into his life. He is a published and Sundance Collab-winning writer whose plays and films have be showcased all across the states and in international film festivals. He also has a series that is currently streaming on Tubi. Jackson has worked in arts education at Cleveland School of the Arts, the Adrienne Arsht Center, and the legendary Karamu House, writing and designing two original productions. He currently teaching at Center Theatre Group where he is the lead teaching artist for the August Wilson Program. Jackson’s goal is to help change lives with the powerful magic of theatre the same way his life was changed.

Friday, February 5th at 2:00pm EST