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Theatre Royal Brighton Launches CollyFest
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2024


Theatre Royal Brighton have this week launched CollyFest, a month long programme of free events running in the theatre foyer and Colonnade Bar on New Road until 14 July.

 North Carolina Black Repertory Reveals Program For International Black Theatre Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2024


 North Carolina Black Repertory Company has announced the mainstage program for its 18th biennial International Black Theatre Festival, taking place July 29-August 3 in Winston-Salem, NC.

World Premieres Revealed For 'Finding Holy Ground' $10k Playwright Commission Winners at International Black Theatre Festival
by Stephi Wild - May 28, 2024


The North Carolina Black Repertory Company (NC Black Rep) in conjunction with Wake Forest University’s School of Divinity and Wake the Arts Initiative, along with generous support from the Henry Luce Foundation, have announced dates for the world premieres of two plays whose playwrights each won a $10,000 commission from the Finding Holy Ground: Performing Visions of Race and Justice in America project.

Theatre Royal Brighton Reveal Newly Restored Grade II Listed Balcony and New Logo
by Stephi Wild - May 28, 2024


A multi-million-pound project to restore the colonnade and balcony of the Grade II* listed Theatre Royal Brighton reaches completion this week.  

North Carolina Black Repertory Company Opens Submissions for the Inaugural Tonya Pinkins Legacy Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 13, 2024


The North Carolina Black Repertory Company has opened submissions for the inaugural Tonya Pinkins Legacy Award at the 2024 International Black Theatre Festival.

Brighton Based Flock Theatre Makers Open ONCE UPON A WHISPERING WOOD At Theatre Royal Brighton Next Week
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 7, 2023


This festive season join Flock Theatre Makers at Theatre Royal Brighton on a journey far into the Whispering Wood.

Theatre Royal Brighton To Host Free Heritage Open Day In September
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2023


From 11am until 4pm on Saturday 9 September 2023 the public will be welcomed to Theatre Royal Brighton for a glimpse behind the scenes of one the country's oldest working theatres. As part of free 'Heritage Open Days' events across the UK, TRB will join unique heritage attractions around the country to welcome visitors into the 216 year old Grade II* listed theatre in the heart of Brighton & Hove's cultural quarter.

The Billie Celebrates 50th Anniversary With World Premiere Of BLACK GENIUS IN THE AMERICAN THEATER: A CONCERT READING
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 9, 2023


The Billie Holiday Theatre - one of the nation’s preeminent arts and culture organizations and currently celebrating its milestone 50th anniversary - has announced that it will present the world premiere of  Black Genius in the American Theater: A Concert Reading on Friday, February 18th and Saturday, February 19th.

POOLED: A GOSPEL MUSICAL DRAMA Comes to The Bowie Center for the Performing Arts Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2022


The Bowie Center for the Performing Arts and Li V Mahob Productions present the regional premiere of award-winning playwright Moses T. Alexander Greene's Pooled: A Gospel Musical Drama.

Front Row Productions Names Lamar Richardson 2022 Fellow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022


Stephen Byrd & Alia Jones-Harvey’s Front Row Productions Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, named Lamar Richardson as the 2022 Front Row Productions Fellow.

Review: SUCCESSION, Stage Play Written By Charles L. White
by Vickie Evans - Aug 22, 2022


From my perspective, the trait of a good stage play is the ability to generate conversations between the theater patrons with a 1,000 (figuratively) possible interpretations and possible outcomes. Succession definitely exceeded my goal.

Feature: The National Black Theatre Festival Is Back
by Vickie Evans - Aug 2, 2022


'Put On Your Purple And Black...The National Black Theatre Festival Is Back'. Yes! Yes! Yes! The premiere 'crème de la crop' theatre festival for people of all colors is back after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. People from all over the world gather onto what is referred to as 'holy ground' in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to celebrate excellence in Black/African American Theatre. Founded by the late great, Larry Leon Hamlin, The National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF) is proud to celebrate its 33rd anniversary.

Applications Now Open for Front Row Productions Annual Fellowship
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022


Stephen Byrd & Alia Jones-Harvey’s Front Row Productions Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, is now accepting applications for its 2022 Fellowship program.  The submission deadline is July 20.  

Playwright Moses T. Alexander Greene To Return 'Home' With Award-Winning Play
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2022


Playwright/Author Moses T. Alexander Greene today announced that his award-winning play Pooled: A Gospel Musical Drama will make its regional premiere this summer at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.

NC Black Rep Announces Plans For Inaugural Mabel P. Robinson Emerging Artists Awards At 2022 NBTF
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2022


The North Carolina Black Repertory Company (NC Black Rep), in partnership with the Southeastern Theatre Conference and Black Theatre Network, will present the inaugural Mabel P. Robinson Emerging Artists Awards at the 2022 National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF), August 1-6, 2022 in Winston-Salem, NC.

Wake Forest University And NC Black Rep Accepting Submissions For Finding Holy Ground
by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2022


Wake Forest University (WFU) has received $250,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation to commission and produce two original plays to be presented at the 2024 National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF).

Front Row Productions Announces First Fellow
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2021


Front Row Productions was established by award-winning producers Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey to bring major works to Broadway and the West End featuring diverse casts, creative teams and management.

The Black Theatre Network Kicks Off 35th Annual Conference
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2021


The Black Theatre Network (BTN) kicks off its 35th annual conference today, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, with a series of programs that include a keynote address by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

Applications Now Open For Front Row Productions Fellowship
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2021


Prospective applicants are encouraged to join an Information Session on Monday, June 7 at 6:30PM EDT.

The North Carolina Black Repertory Company Announces World Premiere of FREEDOM SUMMER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2021


The North Carolina Black Repertory Company has announced the virtual world premiere of Freedom Summer, written by Cynthia Grace Robinson and directed by Jackie Alexander. The 90-minute play will be available for streaming on demand, February 12-28, 2021.

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