Saturday evening, January 16th, was a special time to celebrate the accomplishments of Mabel Robinson (NC Black Repertory Company Artistic Director and Choreographer) with family, friends and cast members on her retirement. She is a dancer, choreographer, playwright, director and educator. She is a Phenomenal woman and we celebrate her success, impact, influence and legacy.
Artistic director of North Carolina Black Repertory Company retiring By Lynn Felder Winston-Salem Journal Mabel Robinson is lowering the curtain on her tenure as artistic director of the North Carolina Black Repertory Company at the end of the year. “It’s my 77th birthday present to myself,” Robinson said about her Dec. 31 retirement. She accepted the position in 2007 when […]
The Campaign for the National Black Theatre Hall of Fame & Museum When Larry Leon Hamlin, founder of the North Carolina Black Repertory Company, organized the first National Black Theatre Festival® in 1989, it was with faith and urgency. Urgency, over the decline of Black theatre, and faith that he could do something about it. Larry dreamed of uniting his […]
Library Director Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin was recently part of a select group of North Carolinians honored by Governor Pat McCrory at a reception at the Governor’s mansion for their contribution to the African American Experience in North Carolina. Sprinkle-Hamlin along with 11 other honorees will be featured on the 2016 Heritage Calendar, celebrating the North Carolina African American Experience. Joining Governor […]
Black Nativity, written by Langston Hughes, is an electrifying rendition of the Christmas story told with an infusion of gospel music, dance and spoken word. The director and choreographer is Broadway veteran, Mabel Robinson and the musical director is Tony Gillion. The cast includes some of the best talent from many churches in the Triad area. Our audiences are captivated […]