Meet Ebony Golden, director for our upcoming play, Ce Nitram Sacul. Golden collaborates with community members, cultural institutions, and creatives to co-create and stage site-specific rituals and live art installations that profoundly explore the complexities of freedom in the time of now.
The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc. is searching for new staff. The Development Director will be responsible for designing, implementing, and managing all fundraising activities including annual giving, endowment, and capital campaigns, special projects, fundraising for the continuation of new staff positions, and other related solicitation.
The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc. presents our next production, Ce Nitram Sacul, a praise poem to the women who mentor us. September 13 - 16 at The Flying Anvil Theatre in Knoxville, TN. Tickets are available here.
This year marked the 29th Year of our annual Youth Theatre Festival. We were so blown away by the performances of groups such as Kuumba Watoto, Knoxville Children's Theatre, Tennessee Children's Dance Ensemble, and individual youth artists such as Adun Henry, Denzel, The Dynamic Ray, Nayeema Hoffman, and Brooklyn.
Every Summer since 1989, we have worked closely with community artists and community organizations to provide quality theatre arts education that encourages and advises young people ages 5 - 18 on how to pursue viable and equitable careers in theatre and theatre technology.
Harry Bryce is guest director for our upcoming production, Nothin' Nice. Bryce has developed visionary works as a director, choreographer, writer, and arts educator for over thirty years. He has led dance companies in Richmond, VA and Atlanta, GA where his original concert ballet, Where the Cane Breaks: Moments in the Life of Harriet Tubman performed to sell-out crowds and received national and critical acclaim at the National Black Arts Festival.
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Awards Linda Parris-Bailey the Doris Duke Artist Award
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) today announced the 2015 class of Doris Duke Artists. Twenty remarkable performing artists will each receive $275,000 in flexible, multi-year funding as an investment in and celebration of their ongoing contributions to the fields of contemporary dance, theatre and jazz. With this year’s class, the foundation will have awarded $22 million among 80 Doris Duke Artists since the awards program’s inception.
The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc. presents, “Ce Nitram Sacul”, a play about a woman in crisis. Disturbed by the violence and insensitivity around her, she turns to her “Womantor”, her ancestral touchstone of advice. The unusual circumstance is that her Womantor has been dead for more than twelve years.