2013 National Black Theatre Festival
Presented by North Carolina Black Repertory Company
July 29 - August 3, 2013
The NBTF enables Black theatre professionals to express cultural values and perspectives inherent to the African Diaspora candidly, dramatically and powerfully. Staged components of the NBTF foster the creation and sharing of new works while educational components document and preserve the history and traditions of the genre. Intense week-long interactions focus on renewing their commitment to preserve professional Black theatre and to revitalize its genre.
Held biennially, the NBTF attracts more than 65,000 people during the six-day event. The NBTF celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2009. The 2013 National Black Theatre Festival will be held in Winston-Salem, NC, July 29th - August 3. Festival highlights will include the Opening Night Gala, Celebrity Receptions, Readers' Theatre of New Works, National Black Film Fest, the Youth Celebrity Project, Midnight Poetry Jam, TeenTastic (Collaborative Teen Initiative), International Colloquium, International Vendor's Market, NBTF Fringe, Author’s Pavilion, Artists Networking Showcase, Workshops and Seminars, the Larry Leon Hamlin Solo Performance Series, and 35 Black theatre companies from across the country and abroad offering over 100 performances. More than 50 celebrities of stage, screen and television are expected to attend.