According to Visit Winston-Salem, the NBTF has contributed approximately $220 million to the Winston-Salem economy since 1989. They also reported that the 2015 NBTF produced more than 3,300 hotel rooms and approximately $7.5 million in visitor spending and economic impact (a tourism-industry calculation).
The North Carolina Black Repertory Company’s Board of Directors announces the appointment of award-winning director, playwright, actor, and novelist Jackie Alexander as the Company’s new Artistic Director. He succeeds Mabel Robinson who retired in December 2015. Alexander’s relationship with NCBRC began in 2005 when he directed John Shévin Foster’s Plenty of Time at The National [...]
Article courtesy of the Philidelphia Sun. By Renée S. Gordon “For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?” –Psalm 134:3-4 Biennially, [...]
Experience The National Black Theatre Festival from the beginning, when Larry Leon Hamlin’s idea to bring playwrights, actors, casting directors, designers, theatre companies and students together for what he designated as An International Celebration and Reunion of Spirit on Black Theatre Holy Ground! NBTF Documentary Teaser from NC Blackrep on Vimeo.