Theatres from New York to Houston, brought together by Chicago director Chuck Smith, are joining forces to advance and advocate for their work.
The season, which will now begin in November, will feature two world premieres and a Pulitzer winner.
The nation’s African American theatres are as various as the experiences and regions they represent, though they share some common goals and hurdles.
The season will feature five regional premieres and a musical about the life of Josephine Baker.
Five women artistic directors will receive grants to support their work and to foster a new generation of female leaders.
The season will feature musicals celebrating the music of Mahalia Jackson and Nina Simone.
TCG’s 2014 industry report finds theatres in better health since the recession from playing it smart and building support.
Six productions, including four regional premieres, explore conflicts over identity and race.
Carlton Leake takes Houston audiences to Africa in his newest holiday show “Djembe and the Forest of Christmas Forgotten” at the Ensemble Theatre.