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Theater Subject Guide: Other Resources

African American Theaters

Pennsylvania's oldest African-American theatre

Freedom Theatre, founded by John E. Allen, Jr. in 1966, is Pennsylvania's oldest African American theatre. Freedom Theatre us a professional performance company and provides training in the performing arts, comprehensive customer service, and community access. 

The Black Ensemble Theater (BE), founded in 1976 by Jackie Taylor, has grown from a small community arts organization to a vibrant nationally and internationally renowned arts institution. BE's mission is to eradicate racism and its damaging effects upon society through the utilization of theater arts. 

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The Black Rep is the country’s premier African-American theatre, providing platforms for acting and interpretation of theatre from the Black perspective. The company is pleased to entertain the most diverse theatre audience in the St. Louis region.

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