Ebony Repertory Theatre honors Black History with Dr. Henry D. Miller

Ebony Repertory Theatre honors Black History with author, Dr. Henry D. Miller in lecture on his book, “Theorizing Black Theatre: Art Versus Protest in Critical Writings, 1898-1965

The rich history of African-American theatre has often been overlooked, both in theoretical discourse and in practice. This volume seeks a critical engagement with black theatre artists and theorists of the twentieth century. It reveals a comprehensive view of the Art or Propaganda debate that dominated twentieth century African-American dramatic theory. Among others, this text addresses the writings of Langston Hughes, W.E.B. DuBois, Alain Locke, Lorraine Hansberry, Amiri Baraka, Sidney Poitier, and August Wilson.

Dance@theHolden Presents JazzAntiqua Dance and Music Ensemble: “Stories In Jazz”

Ebony Repertory Theatre’s Dance@theHolden is proud to present JazzAntiqua Dance and Music Ensemble as part of our 2019-20 dance season. The unfortunate circumstances we are facing due to COVID-19, have afforded us the opportunity to bring this concert to you via YOUTUBE. This allows Ebony Repertory Theatre to extend this presentation beyond one evening of dance and beyond the boundaries of the physical structure! Enjoy the dance!

JazzAntiqua Dance and Music Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Pat Taylor, is a beacon of inspiration and excellence in the California dance scene, specifically in Los Angeles. Ms Taylor has curated this evening of dance specifically for Dance@theHolden.

Chroegrapher’s Statement:

These nine works are a varied sampling of my vision and passion as a jazz choreographer. They embody through movement what is at the heart of the jazz music tradition as I experience and interpret it – a language birthed as a distinct expression giving voice to the Black experience in America.

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

LOS ANGELES, CA – Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT) presents tonight’s opening of The International City Theatre Production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL by Lanie Robertson. Director and actor Wren T. Brown, who serves as ERT’s Producing Artistic Director directs his first ERT production for the Los Angeles award-winning theatre company. This drama with music examines and explores the life of the legendary Billie Holiday during one of her final performances in Philadelphia, in March 1959, four months shy of her death, at the age of 44. Karole Foreman (Fences at International City Theatre) stars in the title role along with music director Stephan Terry (NAACP Award-winner for Recorded in Hollywood at the Kirk Douglas Theatre).