WELCOME! For over 25 years, the Black Theatre Network has collected, processed and distributed information that supports the professional and personal development of its membership (comprised of representatives from all areas of theatre, community and professional organizations, and academic institutions).
BTN is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. It has a four-point action program:
PROVIDE Black Theatre artists··and scholars with a milieu to exchange ideas
Black Metropolis Research Consortium
Application deadline: by 5PM CST on March 8, 2015. Guidelines can be found here: https://bmrc.uchicago.edu/content/2015-application-procedures
USITT’s Gateway Project Seeks 12 Mentees for 2015
THE NEW BLACK FEST - November 12 - The New Black Fest at the Segal Theater
Terrence Spivey, Karamu House Artistic Director, to Open USITT 2015
Howard University Gallery of Art Presents ‘Reflections: African American Life’ from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection<<<
Howard University is pleased to announce Reflections: African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection, an exhibition which honors the lives, traditions, and environments of African Americans in the 20th century. Featuring more than 50 pieces from the collection of renowned costume designer and arts patron, Myrna Colley-Lee, Reflections tells a story of heritage, community, and place. Reflections is on view at Howard University Gallery of Art from Aug. 17 through Oct. 27. The Gallery, located in Childers Hall, is open Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Afrocentric Theatre - Barbara and Carlton Molette, describes a framework for interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating theatre that is based in Afrocentric culture and values. It updates and expands the Molettes’ ground-breaking book, Black Theatre: Premise and Presentation, that has been required reading in Black theatre courses for over twenty-five years. To contact the authors, for further information, or to order the book: www.afrocentrictheatre.com (view book cover)
Selected Plays by Alice Childress - Edited by Kathy A. Perkins. As the first African American woman to have a play professionally produced in New York City (Gold Through the Trees, in 1952) and the first woman to win an Obie for Best Play (for Trouble in Mind, in 1956), Alice Childress occupies an important but surprisingly under-recognized place in American drama. . . . Read More
Theorizing Black Theatre: Art vs Protest in Critical Writings 1898 - 1965 - By Henry Miller. Henry Miller brings the heart of a dramaturg over the role of Black Theatre--is it for the sake of building a set of aesthetically strong dramatic art . . . or for the sake of propagandizing a point of view? Read More
Say Word! Voices from Hip Hop Theater. An Anthology Edited and with an Introduction by Daniel Banks The phenomenon known as Hip Hop encompasses a global, multiethnic, grassroots culture committed to social justice and self-expression through performance. Hip Hop Theater emerged from that culture, mixing spoken-word performance with music and dance and marked by Hip Hop's strong sense of activism and resistance. . . Read More
Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930 - by Koritha Mitchell. Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890–1930 demonstrates that popular lynching plays were mechanisms through which African American communities survived actual and photographic mob violence. Often available in periodicals, lynching plays were read aloud or acted out by black church members, schoolchildren, and families.e.. . . Read More
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- Ferguson's city council is now half African American: Will things change? (+video)
- Ferguson's city council is now half African American: Will things change?
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- Mississippi State to feature prestigious African American collection
- Actors Resources (9)
Here are some resouces that might be useful to actors. The listing of a reaource does not imply an endorsement by the Black Theatre Network
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Courtesy of news.yahoo.com, and mtv.com. MC says she's already auditioning for other roles.
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Courtesy of news.yahoo.com, and mtv.com.
MC says she's already auditioning for other roles.