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Black Theatre Coalition: Working to eradicate racial inequity

Black Theatre Coalition (BTC) is an idea whose time is now! The “Illusion of Inclusion” is such a powerful thought and so appropriate when it comes to Black people and the American theater.

Harlem’s own National Black Theatre gets first OBIE Award

For 65 years the Annual Obie Awards Ceremony has been acknowledging the best in Off- and Off-Off Broadway theater.

Artistic community to hold ‘While We Breathe’ benefit July 29

Members of the artistic community are coming together on Wednesday, July 29, at 9 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. PDT on www.whilewebreathe.com and Youtube Live to use their talents to create original works to address this historical time in our country

COVID-19 emergency grants for artists

The arts community has suffered greatly during this pandemic. Since mid-March, all types of live performances have ceased.

Bye-bye Broadway—’til 2021

Theater is vital, it is healing, it is a chance to escape from the everyday and into a fantasy reality that is performed on the stage.

Harlem playwright’s award-winning opera depicts effects of police brutality

the prestigious Music Critics Association of North America (MCANA) decided to grant Playwright and Director Tazewell Thompson the award for Best New Opera for “Blue."

National Black Theater celebrating founder Dr. Barbara Ann Teer with virtual series

The National Black Theatre is celebrating the life and influence of its founder, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, during its Founder’s Month, running through July 18.

A call to arms to sustain theaters of color

Please join me in this call to arms to sustain theaters of color, which are possibly facing a lack of funding in 2021!

‘A Strange Loop’ shines at 65th annual Drama Desk Awards

African Americans were well represented at the 65th annual Drama Desk Awards, televised on NY1. “A Strange Loop,” a musical written by African American Michael R. Jackson, won five Drama Desk honors, including the top honor for best musical.

Digital access to dance June 2020

Since the pause in April due to COVID-19 which crippled the dance world, many dancers, choreographers and presenters have pledged to keep dance present.

Free NFT readings, discussions by industry greats in June!

The new reality for theater is free programming and live streaming.

Broadway shows remain suspended through summer

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact New York City and the rest of the country, Broadway performances will remain canceled through the summer.

PR maven Keith Sherman on being positive during the pandemic

During these uncertain times, it’s always refreshing to hear that someone has something positive to celebrate.

Actress Kara Young talks life during COVID-19

I had the distinct pleasure of seing an incredibly talented young actress named Kara Young for the first time in a play called “The New Englanders.”

Digital access to dance April 2020

COVID-19 has crippled the dance world in an unconscionable way, but balancing the struggle, the dance goes on.

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