Summer Series: Theater

A conversation with Clint Ramos, Billy McEntee, and Ayanna Prescod


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Join us for a week of conversations, performances, and readings curated by the Rail’s section editors.

In this talk

This summer, we are celebrating the sections of the Brooklyn Rail with conversations, performances, and readings curated by our editors. This 2-week YouTube video series offers a view behind the scenes with the editors, artists, and writers that make the publication.

On Wednesday, July 28, Theater editors Billy McEntee and Ayanna Prescod are joined by Tony award-winning costume and set designer Clint Ramos for a conversation on Ramos’s inspiration, design techniques, and theater career.

Check out the other events this week devoted to our sections DanceFilmPoetry, and Fiction. Register below to one, some, or all of these events to receive selected materials for each episode.

Clint Ramos

Clint Ramos
Photo by Marc J. Franklin
Designer, educator, activist, and creative producer Clint Ramos is the recipient of a Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play for Eclipsed, making him the first person of color to win that category. He is a current 2020 Tony double nominee for his scenic design for Slave Play and costume design for The Rose Tattoo. Prior Tony nominations were for his designs for Once On This Island and Torch Song. He is the two-time recipient of the Ani ng Dangal Presidential Medal for dramatic arts from the President of the Philippines. Clint is the producing Creative Director for Encores! at New York City Center and Assistant Professor of Design and Head of Design and Production at Fordham University.

Billy McEntee

Billy McEntee, photo by Jake White
Photo by Jake White
Brooklyn-based writer and arts journalist Billy McEntee has contributed to The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, American Theatre, Observer, and others. He’s taught with The School of The New York Times, works at Playwrights Horizons, and is a Theater Co-Editor at the Brooklyn Rail.

Ayanna Prescod

Ayanna Prescod
Brooklyn-based writer Ayanna Prescod is the founder of OurBKSocial Inc., a digital platform dedicated to the people and places of Brooklyn, NY, in 2013. She is a theater journalist with featured work in Broadway Direct and Exeunt NYC, a rotating co-host on Token Theatre Friends podcast, and is Theater co-editor at the Brooklyn Rail.

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Summer Series: Theater

A conversation with Clint Ramos, Billy McEntee, and Ayanna Prescod

   at  1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

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