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Arts Organizations


Billie Holiday Theatre
The AUDELCO and Obie Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre is artistic anchor to the largest African American community in the nation: Central Brooklyn and one of the last remaining theaters forged in the aesthetic and sociocultural kiln of America’s Civil Rights/Black Arts Movements. 

Blackboard Plays
Since 2008, Blackboard has been devoted to Black playwrights throughout the African Diaspora. Join us up to twice a month in The Mary Rodgers Room at The Dramatists Guild for a Community Night or Feature Reading. Prior to our move to The Dramatists Guild, Blackboard was incbuated @ nancy manocherian's the cell in Chelsea's Manhattan as a resident series.

Classical Theater of Harlem
The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) provides theatrical productions and theatre-based educational and literary programs at little or no cost to underserved communities in Harlem and beyond. Since its founding in 1999, CTH has prioritized opportunity and access in the theatrical arts: onstage, backstage, in its administration, board, and audience. 

Harlem Repertory Theatre
Harlem Repertory Theatre was founded, with support of The City College of New York, to bring low-cost professional theatre to the Harlem Community while also providing performance and technical theatre opportunities for CCNY students, alumni, and other actors. 

Harlem9
Founded in 2010, Harlem9 is a collaborative producing organization, comprised of a group Black theatre professionals from various backgrounds.  Their mission is to produce together, exploring the past, present and future of black culture, celebrating its rich and diverse history of storytelling.

INTAR Theatre
INTAR, one of the United States’ longest running Latino theater producing in English, works to nurture the professional development of Latino theater artists, produce bold, innovative, artistically significant plays that reflect diverse perspectives, and make accessible the diversity inherent in America’s cultural heritage.

The Movement Theatre Company
The Movement Theatre Company creates an artistic social movement by developing and producing new work by artists of color.  Our work engages audiences in a rich theatrical dialogue, enlightens communities to the important issues affecting our world, and empowers artists to celebrate the many sides of their unique voice.

National Black Theatre
National Black Theatre [NBT] was founded in 1968 in the heart of Harlem by the late Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, an award winning, visionary artist and entrepreneur. With a distinguished history of innovative work in its community, NBT is among the oldest Black Theaters in the country, and amongst the longest owned and operated by a woman of color. 

Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Over the last 40 years, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe has served as a home for groundbreaking works of poetry, music, theater and visual arts. A multicultural and multi-arts institution, the Cafe gives voice to a diverse group of rising poets, actors, filmmakers and musicians.

The Parsnip Ship
The Parsnip Ship is a podcast play company that amplifies bold artists for audiences who crave accessible stories and storytellers. Our live events and audio podcasts are eclectic and transformative, creating communities in person and digitally. Through our work, we revolutionize the way you hear theater.

Pregones/PRTT
Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (aka Pregones/PRTT) is a multigenerational performing ensemble, multidiscipline arts presenter, and owner/steward of bilingual arts facilities in The Bronx and Manhattan. Our mission is to champion a Puerto Rican/Latinx cultural legacy of universal value through creation and performance of original plays and musicals, exchange and partnership with other artists of merit, and engagement of diverse audiences.

QuickSilver Theatre Company
Founded in 2013, QuickSilver Theatre Company is a collective of thirteen artists dedicated to amplifying the collective voice, individual potential, and overall presence of people of color, women, and other marginalized groups within the American theatrical landscape. 

Teatro Latea
LATEA (Latin American Theater Experiment Associates) is a performing arts theater company that has been a Latino cultural staple for over 30 years. Through multicultural and multidisciplinary initiatives at The Clemente, which it helped establish, LATEA assiduously promotes Latino performing arts to Latinos and multicultural audiences and presents multicultural work to Latinos.

Teatro SEA
Established in 1985, SEA (Society of the Educational Arts, Inc.), is the premiere Bilingual Arts-in-Education Organization and Latino Children’s Theatre in the United States. SEA has created and produced a combination of educational theatre productions and art workshops/programs specifically designed to examine, challenge and create possible solutions for current educational, social and community issues. Its internationally celebrated programs include school, outdoor, community and main stage performances, workshops and residencies, among others, reaching over 75,000 children and young adults every year.

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