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Sade Lythcott

Born and raised in New York City, Sade Lythcott is the daughter of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, founder of the National Black Theater (NBT) and legendary champion of African-American culture in New York. Following her mother's death in 2008, Sade was appointed CEO of the NBT. She is also co-chair of the Coalitions of Theaters of Color.

A graduate of New York University with a BA in art history, Sade lives in Harlem, NY. Prior to joining the NBT family, she performed with several Off- and Off-Off Broadway theater companies, including appearances as Gail in Ron Milner's Urban Transition: Loose Blossom at the New Federal Theater directed by Woodie King, Jr., and as Dorothy Dandridge in Dorothy Dandridge: Before, After & Now directed by Dr. Barbara Ann Teer. In 2012 Lythcott wrote & produced the highly-acclaimed musical A Time To Love, garnering 3 AUDELCO nominations and the Key to Harlem for her excellence in the Arts.

Sade Lythcott is also a clothing designer, costume designer and fashion stylist. As a styist her clients include Beyonce Knowles, Lenny Kravitz, Katie Holmes, Jamie Fox and Mos Def. Sade is also founder and CEO of Lunazul Swimwear, an acclaimed celebrity swimwear line featured in Vogue, Elle and Sports Illustrated magazine.

Friday Phone Call # 68

Friday Phone Call # 68

Catalyst gathering at the National Black Theatre

1 August 2014

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week, David talks with three people involved in the Catalyst gathering at the National Black Theatre: Jonathan McCrory, Sade Lithcott, and Deadria Harrington.

A banner featuring a poem by Barbara Ann Teer.
The Way Back Home

The Way Back Home

15 March 2013

Sade Lythcott writes about her mother's legacy as founder of the National Black Theater (NBT), and the importance of maintaining the history and lineage of black theater.