The pioneering co-founder of Negro Ensemble Company looks back on an acting and producing career that was never just about himself.
6 writers, 10-minute plays, a 4-night run, the 13th season: how this eminent New York festival celebrating Black dramatists has multiplied its impact.
Inspired by the Federal Theatre Project and the Black Arts Movement, the New Lafayette Theatre and New Federal Theatre were hubs of both art and activism.
To his HIV-focused ‘Write It Out!’ program, Donja R. Love adds a historic playwrights’ prize and plans a new intergenerational workshop.
Efforts like the Black Seed, the Drinking Gourd, Next Wave initiative, and the Sprinkle-Hamlin award are directing funding to develop work by Black artists.
A look at Black achievement in the theatre from Garland Anderson to Adrienne Kennedy.
Out of conversations and readings in an actor’s apartment, one of the great American theatre companies was born.
From Broadway’s first three-act play by a Black writer to the beginning of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and August Wilson’s second Pulitzer, past Aprils included an array of theatrical milestones.
The success of Black artists should be good for Black theatres, but too often there’s a disconnect.
A listing of arts organizations dedicated to producing stage work about the African American and Black experience, and to developing artists and audiences of color.