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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL 2015 NBTF SCHEDULE

The Online Box Office is officially closed. The schedule and video clips of the shows are still available for viewing and performances are subject to change. To purchase tickets please call  336-723-7920, 336-723-7918 or 336-723-7907. You can also purchase tickets in person at our main box office at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem.. North Carolina Entertainment Tax is included in ticket price.

NOTE: During the week of the festival, Will Call tickets may be picked up between 9:00 am-8:00 pm at the M.C. Benton Convention Center.

MONDAY – Gala Awards Ceremony

Welcome to the 14th Biennial National Black Theatre Festival®

logo_nbtf_words_nbtfsiteConnect with the Marvtastic passion, splendor and valor of the African and the African American cultures as Black Theatre takes center stage in Winston-Salem, NC over six exciting days. Take advantage of our free workshops, Film Fest, Readers’

Theatre, the International Colloquium, the Youth Celebrity Project, and TeenTastic activities. Also, purchase cultural garments

and artwork at the International Vendors’ Market. Don’t forget to buy a 2015 Souvenir Journal and learn more about the participating companies, our distinguished NBTF honorees, a map of the performance venues and much more.

5:30pm – OPENING NIGHT GALA – $262 (#1)
Make reservations for this glamorous event.
Tickets $262 per person, $2,620 table seating 10.
(M.C. Benton Convention Center)

6:30pm – CELEBRITY PROCESSION
With NBTF Co-Chairs, Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams.

6:45pm – AWARDS PRESENTATION

9:00pm – BLACK STARS OF THE GREAT WHITE WAY

2015NBTFProductionPhotoBLACK STARS OF THE GREAT WHITE WAY

A Chapman Roberts Concept, Inc., New York, NY
A soaring music and dance celebration
of the glorious 100 year history of
African Americans on Broadway and at
Carnegie Hall, this Gala All Broadway
Star Production is specifically designed
to honor NBTF luminaries past and
present. (Musical – General Audience)
University of North Carolina School of the
Arts Stevens Center

10:30pm – CELEBRITY RECEPTION
Mix and mingle with the honorees,celebrity
guests and other theatre patrons. (Marriott Hotel)

2015 NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE FESTIVAL® HONOREES

Sidney Poitier Lifelong Achievement Award
Bill Cobbs
Larry Leon Hamlin Producer Award
Nate Jacobs
Emerging Producer Award
Erich McMillan-McCall
August Wilson Playwright Award
Katori Hall
Lloyd Richards Director Award
Clinton Turner Davis
Living Legend Award
A. Peter Bailey
Maurice Hines
Robert Hooks
Grace Jones
Hattie Winston
Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design
ESOSA
Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design
Allen Lee Hughes
Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Design
Harlan Penn
Theatre Longevity Award
The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc. – Knoxville, TN
Special Recognition Award
Karamu House (100 years old)
Cleveland, OH
Special Recognition Award
Rachel P. Jackson
Marvtastic Philanthrophy Award
The Millennium Fund
Theatre Arts & Humanitarian Award
Warren Dell Leggett

 

Check out a video clip from the 2013 Gala Awards Ceremony