About this event:
Join us as we celebrate the 5th Annual DC Black Theatre Festival, a 10-day festival filled with ground breaking theatrical performances by Artists from around the world. This year promises to be unforgettable with new venue partnerships and programming improvement that adds; music, film, dance, and storytelling events to this extraordinary menu. It’s no wonder, that in just a few short years the DC Black Theatre Festival has grown to be one of the Nation’s most sought after events where artists of all colors come together to share their stories.
· A One-Act Battle; a nightly one-act play competition, sponsored by Busboys and Poets, host by Petri Hawkins Byrd from Judge Judy.
· Celebrity Line up: S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order), T’Keyah Crystal Keymah (That’s So Raven, COSBY, In Living Color), Petri Hawkins-Byrd (Judge Judy), Award Winning Playwright JD Lawrence (The Clean Up Woman), and Broadway super star Chester Gregory (Dream Girls, Sister Act & The Jackie Wilson Story)
· Celebrity Workshops that include a round table discussion about the state and future of black theater in America, a directing workshop, children’s workshop, acting workshop, and How to workshop on theater producing.
· After each performance, don’t miss the nightly After Party featuring live music and entertainment, and a lively discussion with audience members and performers.
Tickets for all plays: $5 – $15
The DC Black Theatre Festival – Theatre that heals!
The DC Black Theatre Festival