• Gentlemen Take a Bow in a Theater Tribute (NY Times Article)

    Gentlemen Take a Bow in a Theater Tribute (NY Times Article)

    Honoring a Century of African-American Work on Broadway By STEPHEN HOLDENJUNE 24, 2014 “The good Lord created black people, and black people created everything else!” That uproarious zinger delivered by the cheeky, outspoken latter-day vaudevillian Andre De Shields was the best one-liner in “Black Stars of the Great White Way,” a sprawling nostalgic extravaganza at Carnegie Hall on Monday evening […]

  • Mourning the loss of Ruby Dee

    Mourning the loss of Ruby Dee

    The North Carolina Black Repertory Company lost another friend and theatre icon with the passing of Ruby Dee. She and her husband, the late Ossie Davis, were the 1991 National Black Theatre Festival Chairpersons and were both awarded the Sidney Portier Lifelong Achievement Award at the 1999 National Black Theatre Festival Gala. Ms. Dee will also be remembered for her […]

  • Mouring the loss of Dr. Maya Angelou

    Mouring the loss of Dr. Maya Angelou

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Maya Angelou, a long-time mentor, friend and supporter of the North Carolina Black Repertory Company and The National Black Theatre Festival. Dr. Angelou embraced Larry Leon Hamlin’s vision for a National Black Theatre Festival from the very beginning and served as the Chair for the very first Festival in 1989. Without […]

  • Soul Crooners Promotion

    Soul Crooners Promotion

    Come to the show this weekend and take a picture with any of the cast or take a selfie with one of your favorite 70′s style accessories-platforms, wigs, peace sign necklaces. Even if your accessory is your significant other, come then put your pictures on instagram, facebook or twitter. The person with the highest number of hits referencing the promotion […]

  • Soul Crooners… Back by popular demand!

    Soul Crooners… Back by popular demand!

    Soul Crooners Back by popular demand! May 16-18 Put on your bell-bottom jeans, platform shoes, and Afro wigs! If you love soul music from the 60’s and 70’s then you don’t want to miss Soul Crooners! This encore performance sold out all shows at the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival® and we anticipate another sell-out! May 16 & 17 @ […]

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by / on June 26, 2014 at 6:28 pm / in Latest News

Gentlemen Take a Bow in a Theater Tribute (NY Times Article)

Honoring a Century of African-American Work on Broadway By STEPHEN HOLDENJUNE 24, 2014 “The good Lord created black people, and black people created everything else!” That uproarious zinger delivered by the cheeky, outspoken latter-day vaudevillian Andre De Shields was the best one-liner in “Black Stars of the Great White Way,” a sprawling nostalgic extravaganza at Carnegie Hall on Monday evening […]

by / on June 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm / in Featured

Mourning the loss of Ruby Dee

The North Carolina Black Repertory Company lost another friend and theatre icon with the passing of Ruby Dee. She and her husband, the late Ossie Davis, were the 1991 National Black Theatre Festival Chairpersons and were both awarded the Sidney Portier Lifelong Achievement Award at the 1999 National Black Theatre Festival Gala. Ms. Dee will also be remembered for her […]

by / on June 16, 2014 at 7:35 pm / in Auditions, Latest News, Teen Theatre

Teen Theatre Ensemble AUDITIONS Coming Up Soon!

The North Carolina Black Repertory Company will hold auditions for its Teen Theatre Ensemble on Saturday, August 23  from 12 noon until 5:00 p.m. The Teen Theatre Ensemble consists of Teens from ages 13 to 18 years old who are interested in acting, dancing and learning about the theatre from professionals. Anyone interested in auditioning should call us at 336.723.2266 to […]

by / on May 29, 2014 at 3:39 pm / in Featured

Mouring the loss of Dr. Maya Angelou

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Maya Angelou, a long-time mentor, friend and supporter of the North Carolina Black Repertory Company and The National Black Theatre Festival. Dr. Angelou embraced Larry Leon Hamlin’s vision for a National Black Theatre Festival from the very beginning and served as the Chair for the very first Festival in 1989. Without […]

by / on May 28, 2014 at 7:02 pm / in Latest News

Check Out the National Black Theatre Festival Documentary Teaser

Experience The National Black Theatre Festival from the beginning, when Larry Leon Hamlin’s idea to bring playwrights, actors, casting directors, designers, theatre companies and students together for what he designated as An International Celebration and Reunion of Spirit on Black Theatre Holy Ground!