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National Black Theatre Will Celebrate The Veteran Actress

National Black Theatre, known for their superb and well thought-out programming, put together some wonderful events for Women’s History Month. Those events included “Voices of Muslim Women” and “Discovering the Powers Within: Music and Philosophy of Abbey Lincoln” which went over very well for Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre [NBT]

The lastest and final event INSIGHT/SECOND SIGHT: Celebrating the Journey of Women Actresses will take place on March 28, 2015 at 5:30pm.

Conceived and directed by Seret Scott, this event will celebrate the legacy of veteran actress, over 50. The evening will be a special event sharing memories and reflections chronicling their rich artistic lives. Come hear history from the source as these women tell their story. Audiences will get insight into an artistic way of life that is seemingly never acknowledged or articulated. There are many artists whose journeys have not been spotlighted, but their work has been as artistically colorful, rich, scary and enlightening as the stars among us. Join NBT as we salute these living legends

The women whose jScreen Shot 2015-03-17 at 1.47.25 PMounrey will be featured on this wonderful and much needed night of celebration will be Michelle Shay (A Raisin In The Sun, Seven Guitars), Lynda Gravatt (Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, King Hedley IICarol Maillard (Comin’ Uptown, Eubie), Laurie Carlos (For Colored Girls…), Barbara Montgomery (The Tap Dance Kid, AMEN – Television Series) Ebony Jo-Ann (Drowning Crow, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Terria Joseph (Shadowboxer – film w/ Cuba Gooding Jr.), & Seret Scott (For Colored Girls…My Sister, My Sister)

It is listed as a free event with a suggested donation of 15$. However, as an organization founded and led by a woman, NBT has created the space to celebrate the artistic legacy and impact of Black women in our community. So, the suggested donation, if not more, should be more than feasible for an event of this caliber. Make sure you’re there! It will be more than worth your time to celebrate these women and their journeys. For more information or to RSVP for the event head or call the theatre directly at (212) 722 -3800. See you there!

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


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