The Black Seed Unveils Generous Grant Program for Black Theatres

 
 
 
The Black Seed is a first-ever national strategic plan to create impact and thrivability for Black theater institutions, unprecedentedly conceptualized and led by the Black theater field. The Black Seed is a force for systemic change in the arts and culture world: a national Think Tank of Black theater institutional leaders; a fund seeded by a collective of funders; National Leadership Circle for major donors to invest in Black theater institutions across the nation; The Black Seed Cohort comprised of national networks and coalitions; and a national marketing campaign to tell the story of Black theater in America.
 
NEW HERITAGE 2021 LOOKING AHEAD
New Heritage Theatre Group is the oldest not for profit black theater in New York, est. 1964 by Roger Furman, renowned actor/director/playwright/designer. We are entering our 56th season of production and rely on the generosity of our funders and friends to bring productions that reflect the stories. the community and times in which we we live.
 
We have been virtually presenting since March 2020 and for 2021 we will continue to do so. If you have enjoyed our productions and our mission please take a moment to share your appreciation and if you can please donate to help us to continue.
 
BELOW ARE A FEW OF THE PRODUCTIONS WE WILL BE BRINGING TO YOU IN 2021 


Becoming Othello

BECOMING OTHELLO
A BLACK GIRLS JOURNEY

Described as a living memoir, BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl’s Journey is a multimedia theatrical production with lyrical language, soulful songs and the music that shaped the life of a resilient little girl growing up in Spanish Harlem.

This choreopoem chronicles the life of classical actress, Debra Ann Byrd.

 

 
TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM

A new musical filled with traditional and original Gospel and Freedom songs, tells the moving and inspiring true story of Lynda Blackmon, the youngest person to walk all the way from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama on the Voting Rights March in 1965.

Jailed nine times before her 15th birthday, Lynda and her friends and neighbors fought alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to secure the right to vote for African Americans.


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