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Photo by Tiffany Judkins. Dorian Missick and Nija Okoro in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running.

Mission

Support Black Theatre is a service organization dedicated to capacity-building Black theatres, developing Black artists, and cultivating Black audiences in Los Angeles.

Photo by Craig Schwartz. Kevin T. Carroll and Deidrie Henry in Ebony Repertory Theatre’s A Raisin in the Sun.

See. Create. Invest.

See, Create, and Invest. We chose these three words because they are multifaceted, active, and essential to the core of our mission. They enhance and expound the various ways by which we can all Support Black Theatre and facilitate an ecosystem which is vital to its growth and sustainability. We define these terms, on our terms.

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See

1: to support through attendance, showing up for each other
2: to make visible one another’s stories and strengths
3: to represent and reflect our people through the full expression of our culture and humanity

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Create

1: to bring art and relationship into existence
2: to forge new paths, new ways, and new models
3: to engage in imaginative methods of cross-fertilization and collaboration within our community

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Invest

1: to sow into one another and our community
2: to seek connection and cultivate relationships
3: to share resources, information, and inspiration

Community

Explore our listing of entities, curated to bring awareness and greater visibility to a flourishing community of Black theatres and Black theatrical organizations doing incredible work locally, nationally, and online.

Ecosystem

Explore some of LA’s Black-owned, Black-led, and/or Black-focused businesses and organizations. We look forward to supporting, partnering, and building with these incredible Black entities.

Pictured: Chef Zach Thomas of Everytable and Chef John Cleveland of Post and Beam.

Resources

Useful information for the growth and development of Black artists and Black theatre companies.

Vincent Terrell Durham and Donna Simone Johnson. Photo by Sheldon Botler.

Looking Ahead

As theatres reopen, Support Black Theatre will be in step. We look forward to a robust year of programming and productions throughout the community. Check out our Commitment to Artists statement and visit our Instagram page for more information on upcoming events or for a dose of artistic inspiration!

Terrell Tilford, photo by Tiffany Judkins.

News & Events

Don’t miss our latest posts about everything that’s happening at SBT as well as upcoming events you don’t want to miss.