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Youths of all ages from across the country interact with celebrities and theatre professionals. All events are free.

Some events require a reservation.

The Benton Convention Center
Salem Ballroom – Main Level
301 West 5th Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
1317 Cherry Street
Winston Salem, NC 27105

2024 IBTF Youth Celebrity Project

Opening Night Gala Welcoming Rally

Youth are invited to convene outside The Benton Convention Center to give a “grand” salute to the stars as they enter the gala.

Benton Convention Center
Monday, July 29 – 4:30 PM

Youth Celebrity Project Reception

Recognition and appreciation reception honoring former and current committee members of the Youth Celebrity Project.

By invitation only. Registration required for all activities. Please send registration requests to cleosolo@aol.com

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
Tuesday, July 30 — 11:00 AM

Drumline Showcase

Performances of talented young drummers promoting an African tradition of drumming and celebrating the International Black Theatre Festival.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
Wednesday, July 31 – 10:00 AM

Man Talk

Males from age 11 and up will participate in a “man talk” dialogue with male celebrities who are positive role models. Agencies that provide services to “at risk” males are invited to participate.

Benton Convention Center – Salem 1
Thursday, August 1 – 10:00 AM