The North Carolina Black Repertory Company (NC Black Rep) is set to host a “marvtastic” mixer and fundraising initiative on Monday, May 6, from 6 to 8 pm at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, located at 251 North Spruce Street.

The event will officially kick off festival season and feature a sneak peek of performances from upcoming IBTF productions, the opportunity to meet the IBTF Celebrity Co-Chairs, and the announcement of new initiatives for the Company— including a new IBTF program that will bring the city of Winston-Salem together for a celebration of faith, family, and community.

“This is the best festival line-up I’ve seen since joining the NC Black Rep team. With must-see musicals, critically acclaimed dramas, and new programming initiatives, there’s no better time to become a torchbearer for IBTF.”

Jackie Alexander, Producing Artistic Director

Purchase tickets online at, and ticket holders can use the purchase price of their ticket toward membership in the Marvtastic Society. The Marvtastic Society was created by NC Black Rep’s founder, Larry Leon Hamlin, “Mr. Marvtastic,” and IBTF Executive Producer Emeritus, Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin, as the fundraising arm of the company to support its mission of sustaining Black Theatre globally.

The Marvtastic Society offers three levels of membership— Angel, Benefactor, and Marvastic, each with unique benefits.

The newly christened International Black Theatre Festival returns to Black Theatre Holy Ground July 29 – August 3, 2024. Learn more about the 2024 festival and ways you can support at