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National Black Theatre

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National Black Theatre [NBT] was founded in 1968 in the heart of Harlem by the late Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, an award winning, visionary artist and entrepreneur. With a distinguished history of innovative work in its community, NBT is among the oldest Black Theaters in the country, and among the longest owned and operated by a woman of color. NBT is also a pioneer as the first to establish revenue generating Black art complex located at 2031 5th Avenue in Harlem, NY. NBT's core mission remains the same today as it was at the time of its founding, to produce transformational theatrical experiences that enhance African-American cultural identity by telling authentic stories of the Black experience.


Productions (7)

Already closed SKiNFoLK: An American Show NYC: Brooklyn
88 4 reviews

The Bushwick Starr and National Black Theatre present this world premiere, a wide-sweeping concert/play that explores the questions and limits (?) of blackness, performance, and country.

Already closed The Peculiar Patriot NYC: Harlem
88 36 reviews

National Black Theatre and Hi-ARTS present a remounting of Liza Jessie Peterson's solo piece about the prison industrial complex and the racial disparities that feed the draconian system.

Already closed Sancho: An Act of Remembrance NYC: Harlem
87 28 reviews

National Black Theatre and Classical Theatre of Harlem present RSC actor Paterson Joseph's solo play about Charles “Sancho” Ignatius—composer, social satirist, general man of refinement.

Already closed Kill Move Paradise NYC: Harlem
87 11 reviews

National Black Theatre presents the world premiere of this surreal drama about police brutality victims stuck in purgatory.


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