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Nigel Alston, NCBRC Executive Director

Nigel Alston has a long history with the company as a long time volunteer, serving as a past board member, co-chair of the NBTF fundraising committee, and National Black Theatre Hall of Fame and Museum committee.

Nigel is the former executive with GMAC Insurance, and executive director of marketing, alumni and community relations with Winston-Salem State University. He is actively engaged in the community, is a motivational speaker, trainer, meeting facilitator, and columnist.



Jackie Alexander, NCBRC Artistic Director

Jackie Alexander is an award winning actor, writer, producer, director, and former Artistic Director of The Billie Holiday Theatre in New York.  Jackie’s debut feature film Joy was awarded Best Feature Film by the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, and also earned Best Actor and Best Screenplay honors for him on the festival circuit. His debut novel, Our Daily Bread was published by Turner Publishing in the fall of 2012.  The author of seven plays, his work has been produced Off-Broadway and regionally throughout the country.  For more information please visit





hllda1Hilda has produced, performed and directed on some of the most well known stages. They include: August Wilson Theatre, The Apollo, The Cotton Club, Sweet Waters, National Black Theatre, The Mint, The Trilogy, Billie Holiday Theatre, Lime Kiln, Mill Mountain Theatre, 7 Stages, Jomandi Theatre, and Kenny Leon’s True Colors. She has toured nationally and internationally as a performing artist and director. Hilda’s passion for artist development as created opportunities to lead several major performing arts ensembles, all of whom have produced professional working artists, in all domains of the entertainment industry.



llh2_web1cropLarenté Leon Hamlin serves as NCBRC’s computer technician/WebMaster/Graphic Artist, Offical Photographer and network administrator. He’s proficient in computer graphic design, photography and web creation/design as well as computer repair. He creates print and online materials promoting NCBRC and NBTF.




artieProfessor Reese is the Technical Director for North Carolina Central University’s Theatre Department. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Virginia. He is known throughout the United States and abroad for his technical prowess in the theater realm. He has set the mood for the National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem, NC since 1989.

He was previously coordinator of the Communications, Media Arts and Theatre division at Chicago State University and is completing work on his first textbook, with his wife Erne Davis Reese, called “Artistry With Diversity” for Allyn, Bacon and Longman publishers of Boston.


gwen_p1cropped_editGwendolyn Pryor is an office assistant/receptionist.  She brings to NCBRC a wealth of experience as an office administrator. She has served as a salary administrator for Union Carbide Corporation, was a project manager for Neighborhood Housing (Norwalk, CT) and worked as a home care scheduler for the City of Norwalk Health Department (Norwalk, CT).




gwen_w1cropGwen Williams is an office assistant. She is retired with thirty four years of service as a quality control specalist from AT&T-Lucent Technologies. She also served as  a Union and Affirmative Action representative for the regional AFL-CIO. Prior to working with AT&T-Lucent Technologies, she was a Dormitory Counselor for Special Needs Clients at Goodwill Rehabilation Center in Winston-Salem. 




ivan_headshot1smallIvan Mosley is an assistant to the Artistic Director and Dramaturg with the NCBRC and a WFU graduate with a BA in Theatre.