From Arkansas to Harlem, theatres are using lobbies, rooftops, exhibition spaces, and more to expand the ways they can gather and engage their communities.
The groundbreaking Harlem company has broken literal ground, in plans for a prominent part within a mixed-use high-rise.
Theatres from New York to Houston, brought together by Chicago director Chuck Smith, are joining forces to advance and advocate for their work.
From festival readings to benefit cabarets, on-demand stage captures to immersive soundscapes, there’s no shortage of at-home theatre.
The 2020 cohort includes Ayanna Berkshire, Tonia Jackson, Stephen Wolfert, Leila Buck, Shannon Dorsey, and Moses Goods.
The founder of Harlem’s National Black Theatre strove to make art that would liberate and heal.
The nation’s African American theatres are as various as the experiences and regions they represent, though they share some common goals and hurdles.
Diversifying personnel is important, but a more fundamental step might be to change the ways we teach theatre.
Stage works based on real material range so widely that about all they have in common is their makers’ aversion to labels.
The ‘Black to the Future’ season includes solo shows by Liza Jessie Peterson and Paterson Joseph and keeps an eye on national politics.