Harlem Repertory Theatre
Led by Keith Lee Grant, Founding Artistic Director, The Harlem Repertory Theater is committed to producing artistically, intellectually challenging productions exploring the experiences of a diverse range of ethnic, social and cultural issues facing the community. Staging new work, classic musicals and plays with innovative perspectives, the theatre challenges and reflects Harlem’s community and its cultural and social values.
Often addressing cultural themes of race, class and politics, the Theater’s desire is to inspire, entertain and educate their audiences, offering affordable theatrical performances to the greater Tri-state area – and often, their admissions range from a ten dollar suggested donation to simply asking their patrons to “pay what you can.”
The Harlem Repertory Theater remains committed to building on Langston Hughes’ vision for a professional theatre when he said in 1938: “We want to build a theater for you folks, a theater for which you may write, in which you may act. This is your future.”
Their current season includes “A Raisin in the Sun” and “In the Heights. “Among their past productions include: “West Side Story,” “Tambourines to Glory,” “The Wiz,” “Finian’s Rainbow & Flahooley,” “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf,” “Dreamgirls,” “Ain’t Misbehavin,” “As You Like It,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Dutchman,” “Once on This Island,” “Cabaret,” “Hair,” and “Vodu.”
Tambourines to Glory
For info: The Harlem Repertory Theater (917) 697-3555, located in the Taino Towers Cultural Building, 240 E. 123 St., NYC, www.harlemrepertorytheatre.com