Change is afoot at Black Ensemble Theater as it prepares to embark on a new era, leveraging a $5 million grant to implement founder and CEO Jackie Taylor’s longtime vision […]
Black Ensemble Theater’s first play back since the pandemic, an original from founder Jackie Taylor (she wrote, produced, directed, and choreographed), is exactly what the title states—an out-of-body, communal experience […]
Tearing Lady Gaga’s ticket. Seeing a tenor dropped in Tosca. Grooving to Mavis Staples from the rafters. These are the magical moments that happen with live performance. They are also […]
$5 million helps BET regain lost ground from COVID, while Ken-Matt Martin reignites a VG tradition.
Jackie Taylor mixes history, personal essay, racial justice, and music to mixed effect.
Forty-three years after its first production, Jackie Taylor’s African American adaptation still enchants and empowers.
The music’s fabulous, but the story’s thin.
Somebody loves you, baby.
The new series is a preview of what to expect when the company opens its studio theater next year.
A delightful kids’ show and a Neo-Futurist’s look at dementia are among this week’s best bets.
An incongruous musical and a Game of Thrones spoof are among this week’s highlights.
Two African-American companies present revelatory dramas.
Porchlight’s Dreamgirls, Piven Theatre’s Dead Man Walking, and Steep Theatre’s The Few are among this week’s theater highlights.
Revivals are back—even Sister Act.
An 11th-hour effort fails to save the longtime home of Organic and Black Ensemble theater companies.