How the Philly playwright’s arrival in New York in 1968 changed the course of Black theatre in the U.S.
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.
The founder and artistic director of New Federal Theatre, who retired from the post in June, reflects on a storied, pathbreaking career.
The founder of Harlem’s National Black Theatre strove to make art that would liberate and heal.
The New York City theatre’s 46th season will include a revival of ‘Dutchman’ and the world premiere of Baraka’s final play, about W.E.B. DuBois.
A testament to the lengthy career of actor, Amiri Baraka.
Re-energizing the struggle to create exciting theatre for black audiences.
The play’s original director, and a panoply of artists and scholars, reflect on the legacy and significance of Hansberry’s groundbreaking play.