National Black Theatre

New York, NY National Black Theatre (NBT). Founded in 1968 by Dr. Barbara Ann Teer. Mission Statement: to produce transformational theatrical experiences that enhance African American cultural identity by telling authentic stories of the Black […]

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Cultural Odyssey

San Fransisco, CA Cultural Odyssey. Founders: Idris Ackamoor in 1979, and joined by Rhodessa Jones in 1983. Mission Statement: “Cultural Odyssey is a leading San Francisco touring ensemble committed to the creation of original work […]

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Ujima Company, Inc.

Buffalo, NY Ujima Company, Inc. Buffalo, New York. Founded in 1978 by C. Lorna Hill, Artistic Director.  Mission Statement: Ujima provides a season of professional theatre, theatre arts education, and various related consultant services. Status: Currently in conversation […]

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Billie Holiday Theater

Brooklyn, NY Billie Holiday Theater (RestorationART) (BHT). Founded in 1972 by Herbert Scott Gibson, Executive and Artistic Director. Mission Statement: RestorationART promotes the rich legacy of the African and Caribbean Diaspora while using the arts as […]

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Arena Players, Inc.

Baltimore, MD Arena Players, Inc. Founded in 1953 by **** . Mission Statement: “[Arena Players’s] mission is to entertain, educate, and serve the Baltimore community. We nurture and give growth to new, emerging, and established […]

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Frank Silvera Writers Workshop

New York, NY Frank Silvera Writers Workshop (FSWW). New York, New York. Founded in 1973 by Garland Lee Thompson, Sr. Mission Statement: FSWW was created as  a living memorial to the late actor, director, teacher […]

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Black Theatre Troupe

Phoenix, Arizona Black Theatre Troupe. Founded in 1970 by Helen Katherine Mason. Mission Statement: The Black Theatre Troupe, Inc. has been providing training, employment and performance opportunities for multi-ethnic and under-served artists since 1970 and […]

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The Robey Theatre Company

Los Angeles, California The Robey Theatre Company. Founded in 1994 994 by Danny Glover and Ben Guillory. Mission Statement: Robey produces plays that reveal and celebrate life from a Black point of view. Status: The […]

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North Carolina Black Repertory

Winston-Salem, North Carolina North Carolina Black Repertory. Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Founded in 1979 by Larry Leon Hamlin, executive and artistic director. Status: NCBP will be managing their archive. They are in process of a renovation […]

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Crossroads Theare

New Brunswick, NJ Since its founding in 1978, Crossroads has produced over 250 works, many of which were premiere productions by the world’s leading African and African American artists. Crossroads reaches audiences of diverse origins […]

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