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Howard University's Department
of Theatre Arts is an internationally acclaimed leader and producer of artistic merit. Each season the Department of Theatre Arts presents classical and contemporary plays in its two-theatre complex. These plays offer not only entertainment, but also a forum for ideas and discussion.

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FIRES IN THE MIRROR (Howard Players Production)

“In 1991, a 7-year-old boy is struck and killed in Crown Heights, Brooklyn; hours later, a man is killed in retaliation. The racial and ethnic clashes that ensued between the Black community and the area’s Hasidic population were known collectively as “the Crown Heights riots...”

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On Stage: Current Productions
2015-2016 Theatre and Dance Season
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The Department of Theatre Arts 2015-16 Season
AFRICAN AMERICANS
THE CHIDREN'S HOUR
FALL DANCE SHOWCASE
MARCUS; OR THE SECRET OF SWEET
SARAFINA!
ANNUAL DANCE CONCERT

 

NEXT PRODUCTION

The Next Generation of Players!
MARCUS: OR THE SECRET OF SWEET
HOWARD PLAYERS PRODUCTION

In the Al Freeman, Jr. Environmental Theatre Space

 

Performance Dates: TBA

Tickets:
$7.00 student w/valid ID
$10.00 Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Senior Citizens/Military
$17.00 General Admission

 

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SARAFINA!
directed by Eric Ruffin


In the Ira Aldridge Theater

Performance Dates: TBA

Tickets:
$7.00 student w/valid ID
$10.00 Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Senior Citizens/Military
$17.00 General Admission

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ANNUAL SPRING DANCE CONCERT

Performance Dates: TBA
In the Ira Aldridge Theater

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THE IRA ALDRIDGE THEATER INFORMATION:
“The premier performance space for students at Howard University.” The Washington Post
The Ira Aldridge Theater is a famous theater located within Howard University. Named after the great African American actor, Ira Aldridge, the theater helps promote and train actors and other artists. With excellent facilities and a calm and relaxed atmosphere, both locals and tourists regularly frequent the theater. It's comfortable and equipped with lighting, sound, and staging systems.

Ira Frederick Aldridge developed a love of the theater at a young age. Aldridge spent his life dealing with racism, but he did not let it interfere with his acting. In his late teens, he went to England and appeared in plays all over the country. Aldridge then traveled to Russia and became one of the highest paid actors in the world. He played Shakespeare's Romeo and became a notable Hamlet. The founders of the Department of Theatre Arts chose to call it the Ira Aldridge Theater in hopes of inspiring young African American actors. The beautiful Ira Aldridge Theater is a stage where many prominent artists started such as Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad, Anthony Anderson, Taraji P. Henson, Isaiah Washington, Josephine Baker, Charles Brown, Richard Wesley, Robert Crawford, Karen White and many others worked on the stage with professional artist, directors, and playwrights such as Tim Bond, Charles Davis, James W. Butcher, Owen Dodson and Ted Shine. "Like Aldridge our students and faculty are extremely passionate.”

The Department of Theatre Arts is committed to the training of knowledgeable theatre and dance artists, theorists, historians, and teachers in the theatre and dance arts. The Department is dedicated to the principle of developing the highest quality of theatre and dance art, and to the serious investigation and perpetuation of the experiences and aesthetics of Black theatre and dance.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Location: 2455 6th Street, NW (next to Cramton Auditorium, on Howard University’s campus).
Contact Information: Tickets: 202/806-7700  | Fax: 202/806-9193 |
Administration: 202/806-7050
Tickets: $7.00 student w/valid ID, $10.00 Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Senior Citizens/Military;
$20.00/$17.00 Gen Admission
Groups: Discount rates are available for Groups of 10 or more, contact Denise Saunders Thompson at 202/806-7050.
Web site: www.coas.howard.edu/theatrearts
E-mail: Dominique.Douglas1@howard.edu

 

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