The Black Theatre Troupe

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The Black Theatre Troupe, Inc. has been providing training, employment and performance opportunities for multi-ethnic and underserved artists since 1970 and acts to make significant contributions toward fostering the arts, specifically theater, within the State of Arizona. It operates to enhance the cultural and artistic awareness of the community by providing productions that illuminate the African-American experience and culture. It is our purpose and mission to educate, enlighten and entertain a diverse, multi-cultural audience by using local, regional and national talent with the emphasis on providing exposure to black culture and ideology.

2018 - 19 Season

Detroit '67TCA Only_Detroit-'67-Concept_final_A
Feb 22 - Mar 17, 2019

Written by:  Dominique Morriseau
Co-produced with TCA
Directed by:  Ralph Remington, TCA Producing Artistic Director

Winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, this powerful play unfolds during an explosive moment in Detroit when the soulful sounds of Motown are breaking records and breaking down barriers. Siblings Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. When a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, tensions escalate both in their home and in their community—and they find themselves caught in the middle of the ’67 race riots. Set to the soundtrack of 1967, this journey to an important moment in history makes its Arizona debut.

Black Theatre Troupe
P.O. Box 13349
Phoenix, AZ 85002-3349
(602) 258-8128