The State of Black Theater

Jan 9, 2012


"What is the state of black theater in D.C.?
by DeNeen Brown
The Washington Post
January 6, 2012


In Washington, DC with a population that is almost 50 percent African American, there is only one full-time professional black theater company. There are no black-owned theater houses or stages in operation. Yet on any given Sunday, a theatergoer might open a newspaper and find a “black” play on any given stage. This article looks at aspects of this issue. Though focused on Washington, DC, the issue is not an endemic one.