International Black
Theatre Festival

July 29–August 3, 2024

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World Premiere

Coconut Cake

July 30 – Aug. 3, 2024
Written by Melda Beaty
Directed by Nathan Ross Freeman
World Premiere

I Am…a Shepherdess

July 30–August 3, 2024
Written by Eljon Wardally
Directed by Bianca LaVerne Jones
World Premiere


July 30–August 3, 2024
Written by JuCoby Johnson
Directed by H. Adam Harris

Training for Young Theatre Artists

April 20-June 8, 2024

Scholarships Available

Producers of the International Black Theatre Festival




Marvtastic [ mahrv-tas-tik ]


1. Nothing Greater or Better Than
The performance was marvtastic.

Since 1979, the North Carolina Black Repertory Company (NC Black Rep) has been a place where people have gathered to be engaged, enriched, and entertained. Through programming that celebrates and shares stories from the African Diaspora, we have contributed to redefining social perceptions of Black Culture on a global scale. We will always need a space to gather and share the stories of the Black experience. We will always need NC Black Rep, and NC Black Rep will always need you.

We hope you will make a charitable donation to assist in growing the legacy of NC Black Rep, the state’s first professional Black Theatre Company. Your contribution will allow NC Black Rep to continue exposing diverse audiences to Black theatre by presenting classic and new work, providing educational opportunities for the next generation of theatre-makers, and sustaining Black Theatre through our world-renowned outreach program, the International Black Theatre Festival.

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2015 National Black Theatre Festival Gala Dancers