The Roster

Black theatres in America

This list of eighty-seven black theatres has been compiled with the help of Michael Dinwiddie (Black Theatre Network), Jonathan McCrory, (HowlRound Series Curator) Beth Turner (Editor/Publisher, Black Masks Magazine), Lawrence Evans (National Black Theatre Festival), and the New England Entertainment Digest. Theatres are listed in alphabetical order by State.

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Note: If you do not see an organization that should be included, or have updates to the information currently listed, please add the organization’s name, website, and contact information as a comment and we will update the list accordingly.

ALABAMA
Tuskegee Repertory Theatre
The Jessie Clinto Arts Centre
201 S. Main Street
Tuskegee, AL 36083
Call (334) 727-6046

ARIZONA 
Black Theatre Troupe
P.O. Box 13349
Phoenix, AZ 85002
Phone: (602) 258-8128

CALIFORNIA
African American Drama Company
The Plaza of San José Thirty East Julian, Suite #218
San Jose, CA 95112-4076 USA
Phone: (415) 378-0064

African American Shakespeare Company
762 Fulton Street, Suite 306
San Francisco, CA  94102
Phone: (415) 762-2071

Black Repertory Group
3201 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA
Phone: (510) 652-2120

Common Ground
4343 Ocean View Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92113
Phone: (619) 272-3209

Cultural Odyssey
P.O. Box 156680
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 292-1850

Ebony Repertory Theatre
Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
4718 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Phone: (323) 964-9768

Images Theater Company
5960 South Land Park Drive, #138
Sacramento, CA 95822

Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
450 Post Street San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 345-3980

The Robey Theatre Company
514 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 489-7402

Towne Street Theatre
4101 Budlong Avenue, #4
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Phone: (213) 712-6944

UpStage Theatre Company, Inc.
1713 Wooddale Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 924-3774

Watts Village Theater Company
Los Angeles, CA

COLORADO
Shadow Theatre
Denver, CO

The Source Theatre Company
Denver, CO
Phone: (720) 238-1323

FLORIDA
The M Ensemble Theatre
404 NW 26th Street
Miami, FL
Phone: (786) 953-8718

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
1646 10th Way
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 366-1505

Stage Aurora Theatrical Company
5188 Norwood Jacksonville, FL
Phone: (904) 765-7372

GEORGIA
New African Grove Theatre
Southwest Arts Center
915 New Hope Road
Atlanta, GA 30331
Phone: (404) 579-5861

IKAM Productions
P.O. Box 3354
Decatur, GA 30031
Phone: (404) 236-9949

True Colors Theatre
887 West Marietta Street, Suite J-102
Atlanta, GA
Phone: (404) 532-1901

Youth Ensemble of Atlanta
9 Gammon Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30315
Phone: (404) 652-0515

ILLINOIS
Black Ensemble Theater
4450 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL
Phone: (773) 769-4451

Congo Square Theatre
2936 North Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL
Phone: (773) 296-1108

ETA Creative Arts Foundation
7558 So. South Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
Phone: (773) 752-3955

MPAACT Theatre
P.O. Box 10039
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (773) 609-4714

INDIANA
Asante Children's Theatre
P.O. Box 22344
Indianapolis, IN  46222
Phone: (317) 652-3727
info@asantechildrenstheatre.org 

LOUISIANA 
American Theatre Project of New Orleans
P.O. Box 1895
Harvey, LA 70059

Ashé Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: (504) 569-9070

Junebug Productions
P.O. Box 2331
New Orleans, LA 70176
Phone: (504) 577-0732

New Venture Theatre
Baton Rouge, LA

The Anthony Bean Theatre
4527 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 862-PLAY

MARYLAND
Arena Players, Inc.
801 McCulloh St. St.Detroit, MI
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 728-6500

MICHIGAN
Detroit Repertory Theatre
13103 Woodrow Wilson
Detroit, MI
Phone: (313) 868-1347

Plowshares Theatre
18530 San Diego Boulevard
Lathrup Village, MI
Phone: (313) 744-3181

The New McCree Theatre
5005 Cloverlawn Street
Flint, MI
Phone: (810) 787-2200

MINNESOTA
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN
Phone: (651) 224-3180

MISSOURI
St. Louis Black Repertory Company
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis, MO
Phone: (314) 534-3810

NEBRASKA
John Beasley Theatre Company
3010 R Street
Omaha, NE 68107
Phone: (402) 502-5767

NEW JERSEY
Crossroads Theatre Company
7 Livingstone Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
Phone: (732) 545-8100

NEW YORK
651 Arts
651 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 636-4181

The Billie Holiday Theatre
1368 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY
Phone: (718) 636-0918 

Black Spectrum Theatre
Roy Wilkins Center
177 Street & Baisley Boulevard
Jamaica, NY
Phone: (718) 723-1800

BlackBoard Plays
New York, NY

The Classical Theatre of Harlem, Inc.
566 West 159th Street, #44
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (347) 688-6304

P.O. Box 381002
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(347) 989-2282

Fire this Time Festival
New York, NY

Freedom Train Productions
138 South Oxford St
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 398-4024

Harlem 9

Harlem Repertory Theatre
Aaron Davis Hall 135th Street & Convent Avenue
New York, NY Phone: (212) 868-4444

Harlem Stage
Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Phone: (212) 281-9240

IMPACT Repertory Theatre
253 West 138th Street, Suite 100
New York, NY 10030
Phone: (212) 926 4516

Juneteenth Legacy Theatre
605 Water Street, #21B
New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 964-1904

Take Wing And Soar
45 Tiemann Place
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 696-6575

The H.A.D.L.E.Y Players
204 West 134th Street
New York, NY 10030
Phone: (646) 323-0223

The Liberation Theatre
1855 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, #1C
New York, NY 10026
Phone: (212) 289-2529

The Movement Theatre Company
60 West 129th Street, #4C
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (347) 338-8682

The National Black Theatre Inc.
2031 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10035
Phone: (212) 722-3800

The New Black Fest
P.O. Box 663
New York, NY 10012

New Federal Theatre
292 Henry Street
New York, NY
Phone: (212) 353-1176

New Heritage Theatre Group
253 W. 138th Street
New York, NY 10030
Phone: (212) 926-2550

Negro Ensemble Company
Phone: (212) 582-5860

NuAFrikn Theatre Company
219 West 144th Street, #56
New York, NY 10030

Opera Ebony
2109 Broadway, Suite 1418
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 877-2110

Shades Of Truth Theatre
New York, NY

Ujima Company, Inc.
545 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (212) 883-4232

NORTH CAROLINA
North Carolina Black Repertory Company
610 Coliseum Drive
Winston-Salem, NC
Phone: (336) 723-2266

St. Joseph's Historic Foundation, Inc.
804 Old Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 683-1709 x 21

OHIO
Cincinnati Black Theatre Company
624 W. McMicken
Cincinnati, OH 45214
Phone: (513) 241-6060

Karamu House
2355 East 89th Street
Cleveland, OH
Phone: (216) 795-7070

King Arts Complex
867 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: (614) 645-5464

Ma'Sue Productions
125 Gale St.
Akron, OH 44302
(330) 631-5176

PENNSYLVANIA
Bushfire Theatre of the Performing Arts
224 South 52nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Phone: (215) 747-9230

Freedom Theatre
1346 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Phone: (215) 765-2793

First World Theatre Ensemble
Meeting House Theater
Community Education Center (CEC)
3500 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (267) 329-9746

Kuntu Repertory
Department of Africana Studies
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: (412) 648-7547

RHODE ISLAND
Mixed Magic Theatre
999 Main Street, Unit #115
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: (401) 305-7333

Rites and Reason Theatre
Box 1904
155 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02912
Phone: (401) 863-3137

TENNESSEE
The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc.
100 S. Gay Street, Suite 106 & 114
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: (865) 544-0447

Hattiloo Theatre
656 Marshall Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 502-3486

Kennie Playhouse Theatre
211 North 11th Street
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 730-0581

TEXAS
African American Repertory Theatre
P.O. Box 608
DeSoto, TX 75123
Phone: (972) 572-0998

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL)
Dallas Convention Center Theater Complex
650 South Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 743-2440

The Carver Community Cultural Center
226 N. Hackberry
San Antonio, TX 78202
Phone: (210) 207-7211

The Ensemble Theatre
3535 Main Street
Houston, TX
Phone: (713) 520-0055

Jubilee Theatre
506 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX
Phone: (817) 338-4411

The South Dallas Cultural Center
3400 South Fitzhugh
Dallas, TX 75210
Phone: (214) 939-2787

VIRGINIA
African American Repertory Theatre of Virginia
P.O. Box 23157
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 557-0350
info@aartofva.org

WASHINGTON
Central District Forum For Arts & Ideas
1404 E. Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: (206) 323-4032

Hansberry Project
700 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 292-7660 x 1225

WASHINGTON, D.C.
The African Continuum Theatre
3523 12th ST. NE 2nd Floor
Washington, D.C.
Phone: (202) 529-5763

The Black Women Playwrights’ Group
2229 Newton Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20018
Phone: (202) 635-BWPG

WISCONSIN
Hansberry-Sands Theatre Co
1525 N 24th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53205
(414) 616-7529

UPROOTED Theatre Company
P.O. Box 70273
Milwaukee, WI 53207

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