The Black History Month Play Festival will showcase biographical tributes to visionary African American cultural heroes in music, literature and theatre. In addition, there will be post-production discussions focusing on issues these African American performers faced during their lifetimes. Woodie King, Jr., the producer/director of the National Black Touring Circuit and Kim Weston Moran, associate producer, produce the Black History Month Play Festival.
“A Tribute in Memory of Amiri” will be held on Saturday, February 8 at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 135th and Lenox Avenue at 7:30pm. It’s a Harlem homage to the late Amiri Baraka, the legendary author, poet, playwright and scholar. It will feature words and music by Ted Wilson, Haki Madhubuti, Sonia Sanchez, Quincy Troupe, Blu Ark, Bill Harris, Umar Bin Hassan, Craig Harris, Dwight Trible and others.
The Black History Month Play Festival performance tickets are $25. Group rates are available. For more information call (212) 279-4200 or visit www.nationalblacktouringcircuit.org
The National Black Touring Circuit was founded in 1974, by Woodie King, Jr. to make existing Black theatre productions available to a larger audience by presenting to the Black communities at large, to colleges, to Black art centers, and to resident professional theatres. This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Time Warner, Inc., West Harlem Development Corporation and individual contributions.