Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Broadway Black
Broadway BlackBroadway Black

A Must See

Is Black Theatre Sustainable? Join The Discussion With NBT

Catalyst NBT
Is black theatre sustainable? A question we’ve all wondered in this community, with no doubt that it is, most of the time. However, when the politics and the business comes into play you sometimes begin to have your doubts. A discussion is very much so needed and a solution even more. The National Black Theatre and HowlRoundTV will come together August 7th to do just that in the form of a public summit.

“Is Black Theatre Sustainable?: From Sustainability to Collectivity” a panel discussion exploring how we can collectively activate our resources and partnerships to thrive as an artistic community. The culminating event of the National Black Theatre’s Catalyst: Moving the Black Theatre Legacy Forward, a 4-day intensive with 20 of the Nation’s leading Black theatres where they will be tackling the financial and structural crisis Black Theatres face nationwide. For more information on Catalyst visit 

The Summit is moderated by Dafina McMillan, Theatre Communications Group’s Director of Communications, Conferences and TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative

Panelists Include:

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Director/Actor/Producer
Alia Jones-Harvey, Broadway Producer
Sade Lythcott, CEO, National Black Theatre
Kwame Kwei-Armah, Artistic Director, Center Stage.
Carmen Morgan, Catalyst Co-Core Facilitator
Bridgit Antoinette Evans, Actor-Producer and President of Fuel | We Power Change

Thursday, August 7th
7-8:30 pm (followed by a light reception)

National Black Theatre (2031 National Black Theatre Way)
Temple Space

$10 suggested donation

Catalyst is made possible with generous support from: MetLife/TCG A-ha! Program: ThinkIt Grant, New York Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Council and sponsorship from Black Theatre Network, and Aloft Harlem.

If you’re not able to make it you can watch a live stream RIGHT HERE AT 7PM!!!

Watch live streaming video from newplay at
Written By

Drew Shade is a theatre artist and enthusiast who fosters artistic diversity and excellence for the love of Black theatre artists. He is the Founder/Creative Director of Broadway Black, Off-Book Podcast & The Antonyo Awards. “Have a belief in yourself that is bigger than anyone’s disbelief.” – August Wilson


You May Also Like