National Black Theatre Launches NBT@Home for its 51st Season




Claudia Alick courtesy National Black Theatre

The historic Harlem-based theater is resuming its 51st season with the launch of a new initiative called NBT@Home: Uplifting Communal Resilience on Wednesday, April 22, at 5:30 p.m. ET on its Facebook page and Facebook Live. NBT@Home is a new, free five-part weekly digital series that will present curated, hour-long artist discussions on subjects including the arts and health in the Black community and beyond.

Look for NBT@Home on Wednesday, April 29th, May 6th, May 13th, May 20th.

National Black Theatre CEO, Sade Lythcott courtesy NBT

The inaugural NBT@Home will feature NBT CEO Sade Lythcott, NBT Artistic Director Jonathan McCrory and moderator and series co-curator ChelseaDee in conversation on what the future holds for the arts and NBT in a world forever changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Future conversations, premiering each Wednesday, will spotlight productions that were postponed when the coronavirus pandemic struck, honor pioneers in the Afrofuturism movement and examine how artists of color with disabilities use their work to share their experiences.

Art lovers can also tune in for two special IG Live events hosted by McCrory with artists Makeeba KEEBS Rainey and Jaimee Todd, each unveiling commissioned digital work featuring some of the artists highlighted in NBT@Home.

National Black Theatre Artistic Director, Jonathan McCrory. Image credit, Christine Jean Chambers

And each Thursday for #ThrowbackThursdays, NBT will open its archives and digitally release some of its most popular exhibitions, documentaries and performances, including Ebony Noelle Golden’s acclaimed 125th & FREEdom.

Artists and creatives taking part in the series include Keith Josef AdkinsCarl Hancock RuxNia FarrellJustin HicksClaudia Alick, Antoine Hunter and more.

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