COALITION OF THEATRES OF COLOR

Please take time to read the message below: “Coalition of Theatres of Color” by Voza Rivers and Jamal Joseph of the New Heritage Theatre Group. “Routes” will develop a nationwide Theatre Section devoted to “Theatres of Color”. “Routes” welcomes your knowledge of existing theatres and productions. Please email ronn@routes-mag.com.

COALITION OF THEATRES OF COLOR
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
SPRING/SUMMER 2016

Voza Rivers & Jamal Joseph, New Heritage Theatre Group
Voza Rivers & Jamal Joseph, New Heritage Theatre Group

Dear Friends & Supporters,

New Heritage Theatre Group is a proud member of the Coalition of Theatres of Color (CTC). We are pleased to share with you the programs and productions being produced by the fellow members of the Coalition. These presentations are taking place in Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. We hope you will take a moment to take a look and support the artists and theaters who are part of the CTC.
Thank you.
Voza Rivers,                                    Jamal Joseph
Executive Producer                          Executive Artistic Director
New Heritage Theatre Group            New Heritage Theatre Group

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 Ossie & RubyDavis
Ossie & RubyDavis

Coalition of Theatres of Color The Coalition of Theatres of Color (CTC) was first convened in 2004 by the late Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee to address the inequity of funding to chronically underfunded theaters of color. Today CTC exists as a historic assemblage of several of New York’s oldest, ethnically specific, multicultural theaters. CTC membership is comprised of institutions, each thirty years old or more. Together, CTC seeks to sustain the legacy of our institutions while producing, supporting, collaborating and presenting productions and events that tell our stories, our way, with pride and dignity.

 

 Black Spectrum Theatre – May 20—June 12, 2016

Timeless: The Mystery of the Dark Water

An entertaining whodunit with thrilling sound, dynamic visual effects and a musical score by noted musician Onaje Allan Gumbs. Kyle is a young man on a journey to find answers when he meets Maya. They begin putting together secrets that alter the course of their lives. Written and produced by Carl Clay and directed by Bette Howard.  Showtimes and ticket information: INFO@BLACKSPECTRUM.COM • BLACKSPECTRUM.COM. • BLACK SPECTRUM THEATRE • 119-07 MERRICK BOULEVARD • JAMAICA • (718) 723-1800 0000000

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The Billie Holiday Theatre (The Billie Holiday Theatre at The Center for Arts & Culture) – May 26, May 27, May 28, May 29, June 2, June 3 and June 4

Play Us Your Songs: A celebration presenting a vibrant selection of short plays by the esteemed of activist and poet Sonia Sanchez. A cast of New York’s finest actors will perform works written from the 1960s to the 21st century in the Skylight Gallery. Directed by Awoye Timpo. Showtimes and ticket information: INFO@THEBILLIEHOLIDAY.ORG • THEBILLIEHOLIDAY.ORG • THE BILLIE HOLIDAY THEATRE • 1368 FULTON STREET. • BROOKLYN, NY 11216 • (718) 636-0918

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 Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center
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Mind-Builders’ mission is to inspire the growth of youth, families, and the community through quality arts education. Mind-Builders develops skills in a variety of art forms for our Bronx children, teens and adults while nurturing self-esteem, building character and cultivating an appreciation of the diverse cultures within the Mind-Builders’ community. MIND-BUILDERS CREATIVE ARTS CENTER • 3415 OLINVILLE AVENUE • BRONX • 718-652-6256 • GENERALMANAGER@MIND-BUILDERS.ORG MIND-BUILDERS.ORG

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"Blood at the Root"
Blood at the Root

National Black Theatre

Blood at the Root: Inspired by the events surrounding the “Jena Six,” high school students desperately trying to define themselves. When the desire for change erupts within them, they find themselves powerless and are forced to confront and engage “the other” in order to move their community forward.  Showtimes and ticket information on website. Written by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Steve Broadnax. NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE • 2031 FIFTH AVENUE • NEW YORK (212) 722-3800 • INFO@NATIONALBLACKTHEATRE.ORG • NATIONALBLACKTHEATRE.ORG

 

 The Negro Ensemble Company
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Walk Among the Giants: June 2016 – NEC’s Cutting Edge Playhouse Emerging Playwrights Competition. In January NEC solicited scripts from unproduced playwrights. Four scripts have been selected and will be mounted as an Equity Approved Showcase. NEC’s objective, in keeping with its stated mission: to present live theatre performances by and about Black people to a culturally diverse audience that is often underserved by the theatrical community. THE NEGRO ENSEMBLE COMPANY, INC. • 303 WEST 42ND STREET #501 • NEW YORK, NY 10036 • 212-582-5860 • NECTHEATR@AOL.COM • NECINC.ORG

Novella Nelson
Novella Nelson
Melvin Van Peebles
Melvin Van Peebles

 New Federal Theatre

 NFT Gala Benefit Sunday, June26, 2016 • 2pm.–5:30pm • Trump Place • 220 Riverside Boulevard (Entrance on West 70th Street) • Honorary Chairperson: Susan Taylor, Co-Chairs: Carmen De Lavallade • Barbara Montgomery • Phylicia RashadHost: Art Mcfarland • Announced Honorees: Melvin Van Peebles and Novella Nelson • All Tickets $200 • Ticket information: NEWFEDERA@AOL.COM • NEWFEDERALTHEATRE.COM • WOODIE KING, JR.’S NEW FEDERAL THEATRE • 292 HENRY STREET • NEW YORK, NY 10002 • (212) 353-1176.

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African Grove Theatre (1821-1823) : Ira Aldridge as Titus Adronicus
African Grove Theatre (1821-1823) : Ira Aldridge as Titus Adronicus

New Heritage Theatre

The Sable Series: The History of Black Shakespearean Actors • Saturday, May 21, 2016 • 2:00 p.m • Second Floor Auditorium • Free Admission • 100-01 Northern Boulevard • Corona, Queens (718) 651-1100 • www.queenslibrary.org • NEW HERITAGE THEATRE GROUP • 229 WEST 135TH STREET • NEW YORK, NY 10030 • (212) 926-0104 • CONTACT@ NEWHERITAGETHEATREGROUP.ORG NEWHERITAGETHEATREGROUP.ORG

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 Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
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No-No Boy, June 21 – 25, 2016 – An adaptation from the iconic, groundbreaking novel by John Okada by Ken Narasaki Directed by Pan Asian veteran artist, Ron Nakahara. With this powerful and timely story, marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. Pan Asian is committed to reaching new audiences nationwide. New York return performances at Theatre Row’s Studio Theatre. PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE • 520 8TH AVENUE, SUITE 314 • NEW YORK, NY 10018 • (212) 868-4030 • INFO@PANASIANREP.ORG • PANASIANREP.ORG

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AUDELCO

The 44th Annual Vivian Robinson / AUDELCO Recognition AwardsMonday, November 21, 2016 at 7pm • Peter Norton Symphony Space • 2537 Broadway at 95th Street • For tickets call Symphony Space, (212) 864-5400 • $125 orchestra seating • $75 balcony seating • Celebrating 43 years of excellence in Black theatre “Winners All.” Vivian Robinson, founder (1929-1996). AUDELCO AUDIENCE DEVELOPEMENT COMMITTEE, INC. • PO BOX 30 • MANHATTAN

COALITION OF THEATRES OF COLOR • 229 WEST 135TH STREET • NEW YORK, NY 10030 • (347) 735-4280

Funded in part by NYC Black, Hispanic & Asian Caucus.

 

One Response

  1. Mechelle LaChaux
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    I am so pleased to know of this organization ! I’m planning a move to the East Coast and being a Bay Area Performing Artist it seems we are disjointed from one another. I have longed to see a more cohesive connection for all theaters of color across America. Having spent the last nine months on my god mother’s farm in Louisiana, I spent my time caring for her and watching the ravages of Dementia destroy her mind. But,I did take the time to create in this peaceful and lush setting. While I cannot bring back her mental capabilities I can tell her story , our story and help others. I look forward to working with and for you …..Yes Coalition of Theaters of Color!

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