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Black Ensemble Announces 2023 Season Featuring REASONS: A TRIBUTE TO EARTH, WIND AND  Photo Black Ensemble Announces 2023 Season Featuring REASONS: A TRIBUTE TO EARTH, WIND AND FIRE & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022

Black Ensemble Theater‚Äôs has announced their¬†2023 Season of Excellence: REJUVENATION. The Season will begin with a tribute to one of the most successful groups in the history of music‚ÄĒthe recipients of 7 Grammy Awards‚ÄĒEarth Wind and Fire.

Black Ensemble Theater Announces 2022 Black Playwrights Festival Photo Black Ensemble Theater Announces 2022 Black Playwrights Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 13, 2022

Black Ensemble Theater’s Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces the 2022 Black Playwrights Festival from April 26-30, 2022, featuring works by Viola Bennett, Jill Ross, Lillian Mitchum, Reginald Williams and Dwight Neal, curated and directed by Black Ensemble Producing Managing Director Daryl D. Brooks. 

BWW Review: WOMEN OF SOUL at Mercury Theater Chicago Photo BWW Review: WOMEN OF SOUL at Mercury Theater Chicago
by Rachel Weinberg - Feb 4, 2022

WOMEN OF SOUL delivers the kind of high-energy tribute that makes up the best kind of revue, and the songs are irresistible.

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Casting And Artists for WOMEN OF SOUL Photo Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Casting And Artists for WOMEN OF SOUL
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 6, 2022

Artistic Director Christopher Chase Carter, Managing Director Shane Murray-Corcoran, and Executive Producers Walter Stearns and Eugene Dizon announce the cast and creative team for the next Mainstage production of the 2021-2022 Mercury Theater Chicago season, Women of Soul, featuring a special tribute to Aretha Franklin.

Black Ensemble's LADIES, LIVING AND LOVING LIFE Will Be Performed This Month Photo Black Ensemble's LADIES, LIVING AND LOVING LIFE Will Be Performed This Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2021

Black Ensemble Theater announces Ladies, Living and Loving Life by Black Ensemble Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor and Rhonda Preston, directed by Jackie Taylor and starring Rhonda Preston and Arzula Gardner. 

Black Ensemble to Host SOUL OF A POWERFUL WOMAN Benefit, May 23 Photo Black Ensemble to Host SOUL OF A POWERFUL WOMAN Benefit, May 23
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2021

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and Executive Director Jackie Taylor announces Jackie Taylor's Soul of A Powerful Woman (Her To Save The World), now in its eighth year. The virtual one-night fundraising event to benefit Black Ensemble Theater will be live on May 23 at 6:00 p.m. on Facebook and Youtube.

Black Ensemble Announce 2020 Holiday Extravaganza Photo Black Ensemble Announce 2020 Holiday Extravaganza
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2020

The acclaimed Black Ensemble Theater, led by Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor, is celebrating the 2020 Holiday season with The Black Ensemble Virtual Holiday Extravaganza, written and directed by Producing Managing Director Daryl D. Brooks.

Broadway-Bound SIX & More Earn Nominations For The 51st Annual Jeff Awards Photo Broadway-Bound SIX & More Earn Nominations For The 51st Annual Jeff Awards
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2019

Eleven world premiere plays and musicals seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by the Jeff Awards, announced today. A total of 192 nominations were made in 34 categories that honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019. During the 2018-19 season, Jeff Awards judges attended opening nights of 132 Equity productions offered by 43 producing organizations and from these openings, 112 productions were a?oeJeff Recommendeda?? and eligible for award nominations.

Black Ensemble's WOMEN OF SOUL Opens Oct 28 Photo Black Ensemble's WOMEN OF SOUL Opens Oct 28
by Julie Musbach - Oct 4, 2018

Black Ensemble Theater continues its 2018 Season (Movers and Shakers) with Women of Soul, (With a Tribute to the Queen) written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Daryl D. Brooks. Women of Soul will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, beginning October 20, 2018 with an unlimited run.

Black Ensemble Adds WOMEN OF SOUL To 2018 Lineup Photo Black Ensemble Adds WOMEN OF SOUL To 2018 Lineup
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2018

Black Ensemble Theater continues its 2018 Season (Movers and Shakers) with Women of Soul, (With a Tribute to the Queen) written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Daryl D. Brooks.