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Negro Ensemble Company

 
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Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 1990]
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[Off-Broadway, 1988]
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[Off-Broadway, 1987]
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[Off-Broadway, 1983]
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[Off-Broadway, 1982]
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[Off-Broadway, 1981]
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Negro Ensemble Company Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 1981 - Sustained Achievement Gold Star
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Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Play Gold Star
Negro Ensemble Co., Inc., The River Niger

Negro Ensemble Company News

FRIGID New York Will Present 14th Annual The Fire This Time Festival in January 2023 Photo FRIGID New York Will Present 14th Annual The Fire This Time Festival in January 2023
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2022

FRIGID New York will present the 14th Annual The Fire This Time Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003), January 16-29, 2023. 

Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present Concert Response to MY BROKEN LANGUAGE & More Photo Signature Theatre's SigSpace to Present Concert Response to MY BROKEN LANGUAGE & More in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2022

Following HalfPint at Night, SigSpace will feature, on November 13 from 5:30-6:30pm, a concert response to Quiara Alegr√≠a Hudes‚Äô memoir¬†My Broken Language¬†from¬†Bushwick Book Club‚ÄĒthe theatrical adaptation of which is currently being performed in the Signature Center‚Äôs Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre (through November 27).

New Musical Project THE TEN Currently in Development for Broadway - Listen to a Demo  Photo New Musical Project THE TEN Currently in Development for Broadway - Listen to a Demo Track Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 17, 2022

Producers Ken Davenport and Primary Wave Music announced the development of The Ten, a new musical project inspired by the power and spiritual energy of gospel, featuring music that also draws from hip-hop, bluegrass, R&B, soul, and the blues.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Charles Fuller Passes Away at 83 Photo Pulitzer Prize Winner Charles Fuller Passes Away at 83
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

Charles Fuller, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed drama A Soldier’s Play and Oscar-nominated for his work on the film adaptation A Soldier’s Story, died of natural causes on Monday, October 3, 2022 in Toronto with his wife Claire Prieto-Fuller by his side.

Alice Childress' TROUBLE IN MIND to be Presented at TimeLine Theatre Company in Novem Photo Alice Childress' TROUBLE IN MIND to be Presented at TimeLine Theatre Company in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022

TimeLine Theatre Company‚Äôs 2022-23 season will continue this fall with the landmark classic Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, directed by TimeLine Company Member Ron OJ Parson, running November 2 ‚Äď December 18, 2022.

Daphne Rubin-Vega & More to Star in MY BROKEN LANGUAGE World Premiere at Signature Th Photo Daphne Rubin-Vega & More to Star in MY BROKEN LANGUAGE World Premiere at Signature Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

Signature Theatre will present Quiara Alegría Hudes’ My Broken Language, the acclaimed playwright’s stage adaptation of her eponymous memoir, and her return to Signature for the second play in her Premiere Residency. My Broken Language takes place Oct 18-Nov 27, 2022 in the Pershing Square Signature Center’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre.

IN THE CONTINUUM Opens at Shadowland Stages This Week Photo IN THE CONTINUUM Opens at Shadowland Stages This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2022

SHADOWLAND STAGES is celebrating the opening of IN THE CONTINUUM, featuring talented fresh new faces in an intimate tour-de-force drama stretching across two continents. Striking Drama IN THE CONTINUUM plays limited engagement September 23rd - October 2nd.

Meet the Cast of THE PIANO LESSON, Beginning Previews Tonight! Photo Meet the Cast of THE PIANO LESSON, Beginning Previews Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson begins previews tonight, September 19, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement.  Meet the cast bringing this play back to Broadway!

HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED Comes to Evans Auditorium Next Month Photo HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED Comes to Evans Auditorium Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2022

Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the Black and Latino Playwrights Celebration (BLPC), Artistic Director Eugene Lee will perform August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned, Sept. 8-23, in support of the newly established endowment fund.

The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. to Present OUR VOICES, OUR TIME at Cherry Lane Theat Photo The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. to Present OUR VOICES, OUR TIME at Cherry Lane Theatre This Fall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2022

From October 19 to November 6 at Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. will present 'Our Voices, Our Time,' a program of three one-acts that have been co-commissioned by Penn Live Arts at the University of Pennsylvania.

Negro Ensemble Company Videos

VIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at the Old Globe Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at the Old Globe

by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2020

The Old Globe presents August Wilson's Jitney, directed by one of Wilson's foremost interpreters, Ruben Santiago-Hudson (directed Jitney on Broadway, performed in Gem of the Ocean and Seven Guitars). The American master and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson (the American Century Cycle of 10 plays) had a close relationship with The Old Globe, where three of his plays premiered.

VIDEO: Playwright Antoinette Nwandu Talks PASS OVER at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A bold, incendiary riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Steppenwolf recently sat down with the playwright to discuss her new work - see what she had to say below!

STAGE TUBE: TCG Launches 'Legacy Leaders of Color' Video Project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, launches the Legacy Leaders of Color Video Project (LLCVP). Working with MOPED, a video production company, and with support from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, TCG filmed a series of interviews chronicling the stories of founding leaders of theatres of color.

BWW TV: New York City's Signature Theatre on Winning the 2014 Regional Theatre Award
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, the 2014 Regional Theatre Award went to New York's Signature Theatre. Each year, the Tony Awards Administration Committee presents a Tony Award to a regional theatre on the recommendation of the American Theatre Critics Association. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with Signature's winners on what the award means to them - hear what they had to say below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Steven Pasquale Chats NBC's DO NO HARM
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2012

NBC has released a clip from its new medical drama, DO NOT HARM which will star stage veterans Steven Pasquale, Phylicia Rashad and Michael Esper. View a sneak peek of the new series as well as an interview with Pasquale below!

BWW TV: Yaya DaCosta's 'Summer' on Stage
by Eddie Varley - Aug 8, 2008

Yaya Dacosta is a formidable young actress who is making her mark in film with stand out performances in Take the Lead with Antonio Banderas and Honeydripper where she co-starred along with Danny Glover and Charles S. Dutton. On television she was last seen in a breakout performance in the Lifetime motion picture Racing for Time, as well as a recent featured role on All My Children. Fans of America's Next Top Model will remember her as a favorite contestant in the popular series third season. In the Signature Theatre Company's The First Breeze Of Summer, Miss Dacosta essays the pivotal role of 'Lucretia'. BroadwayWorld.com spoke with Yaya about winning the emotional role and bringing the powerful drama to life on stage.


Negro Ensemble Company Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Negro Ensemble Company been nominated for?
Sustained Achievement (Obie Awards) and Best Play (Tony Awards) for The River Niger .

What awards has Negro Ensemble Company won?
Sustained Achievement (Obie Awards)and Best Play (Tony Awards) for The River Niger.