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 email@example.com.
COALITION OF THEATRES OF COLOR
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Dear Friends & Supporters,
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 Rashad • Host: 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.
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
The 44th Annual Vivian Robinson / AUDELCO Recognition Awards • Monday, 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
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Funded in part by NYC Black, Hispanic & Asian Caucus.