Digital Access to Dance November 2020

Since March, because of COVID-19, a full calendar of live dance performances was not possible. Venues that decided to roll out virtual offerings, some commissioned, many archival, continue into November.

2020 Tony noms: A who’s who of theater

Although theater will not be back until May 2021, the 2020 Tony nominations are out and the awards will occur virtually this year, at a date to be announced.

Broadway for Biden: ‘A Concert for the Soul of the Nation’ free & live Oct. 21

This is the most important election this country has faced in my lifetime. Under Donald Trump’s leadership the country is dying, ill, suffering, unemployed and divided.

Billie Holiday Theatre streams ‘12 Angry Men…and Women’

The Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn always finds new ways to demonstrate what a treasure it is to the Black community in New York City.

Viola Davis and husband start off Master Class Series at TIFF 2020

There is something very rewarding about covering the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) from the safety of my Harem apartment.

Black Theatre Coalition: Working to eradicate racial inequity

Black Theatre Coalition (BTC) is an idea whose time is now! The “Illusion of Inclusion” is such a powerful thought and so appropriate when it comes to Black people and the American theater.

Harlem’s own National Black Theatre gets first OBIE Award

For 65 years the Annual Obie Awards Ceremony has been acknowledging the best in Off- and Off-Off Broadway theater.

Viola Davis, Stacey Abrams on the importance of the Census: 'Our Voices, Our Votes, Our Time'

Communities of color tend to be hesitant about filling out the census and that is why Black Theatre United held a virtual Town Hall, "Our Voices. Our Votes. Our Time" with actress Viola Davis.

Artistic community to hold ‘While We Breathe’ benefit July 29

Members of the artistic community are coming together on Wednesday, July 29, at 9 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. PDT on and Youtube Live to use their talents to create original works to address this historical time in our country

COVID-19 emergency grants for artists

The arts community has suffered greatly during this pandemic. Since mid-March, all types of live performances have ceased.

Bye-bye Broadway—’til 2021

Theater is vital, it is healing, it is a chance to escape from the everyday and into a fantasy reality that is performed on the stage.

Harlem playwright’s award-winning opera depicts effects of police brutality

the prestigious Music Critics Association of North America (MCANA) decided to grant Playwright and Director Tazewell Thompson the award for Best New Opera for “Blue."

National Black Theater celebrating founder Dr. Barbara Ann Teer with virtual series

The National Black Theatre is celebrating the life and influence of its founder, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, during its Founder’s Month, running through July 18.

A call to arms to sustain theaters of color

Please join me in this call to arms to sustain theaters of color, which are possibly facing a lack of funding in 2021!

‘A Strange Loop’ shines at 65th annual Drama Desk Awards

African Americans were well represented at the 65th annual Drama Desk Awards, televised on NY1. “A Strange Loop,” a musical written by African American Michael R. Jackson, won five Drama Desk honors, including the top honor for best musical.