Category: Theatre/the Arts

  • Sun, 1977-07-17

    On this date in 1977, the Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Inc. (JBAAL) was created.

    It was formed by Curtis King with C. Eric...

  • Thu, 1978-08-24

    The founding of Jomandi Productions, an African American Theatre Company in Atlanta in 1978 is celebrated on this date.

    Jomandi was...

  • Thu, 1981-11-05

    On this date in 1981, Charles Fuller's "Soldier's Play" premiered in NYC. The play is murder mystery or "courtroom" drama which involves the...

  • Fri, 1982-09-10

    *Misty Copeland was born on this date in 1982. She is an African American author, entertainer, and American ballet dancer for American Ballet...

  • Mon, 1998-05-11

    *The founding of the Sphinx Organization in 1998 is celebrated on this date. They are a national non-profit education organization whose vision...

  • Mon, 2002-04-08

    *On this date in 2002, Susan-Lori Parks won a Pulitzer Prize for Topdog/Underdog her play on Broadway at the Ambassador Theater.

    She was...

  • Sun, 2004-06-06

    On this date in 2004, the first Black actress won a “Tony Award” for a leading dramatic role.

    Phylicia Rashad made the theatrical...