Directed by Zetra Goodlow and Albert Wash II
December 2 – 18, 2021
(Virtual & in-person)
This hand-clapping, toe-tapping, finger-snapping theatrical wonderment, inspired by Langston Hughes retelling of the Nativity story, returns to the BATC stage for its 17th anniversary. Black Nativity is a holiday favorite enjoyed by the entire family. Introducing Helianthus Annus Theatre Co.
Virtual tickets will be available December 9 – 31, 2021.
Directed by Sasha Maya Ada Davis
Before You Get Married is an immersive theatre experience that explores the relationship between two siblings on the night before the sister’s wedding. With the passing night and flowing wine, both siblings struggle to understand what they mean to each other as secrets are revealed. World premiere production
This play explores themes of suicide, has mild violence, sexual situations, and adult language.
Directed by Morgana Wilborn
February 17 – March 5, 2022
Bishop Arts Theatre has commissioned ten Black playwrights to write a short 0ne-act play inspired by and in conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s book HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST. At a time where Black authors including Ta-Nahasi Coates, Nikole Hannah-Jones, and other prominent Black writers are engaged in a dialogue about America’s racial reckoning, THE HOW TO BE PROJECT seeks to present works that continue the dialogue in the enduring struggle for racial justice. In partnership with PENAmerica.
Commission Award Recipients: Jonathan Norton, Eugene Lee, Kristen Adele Calhoun, Erin Malone, Alle Mims, Paula Sanders, Oba William King, Zetra Goodlow, Bwalya Chisanga & Michael Harrison.
The commission awards are made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Dallas Truth Racial Healing & Transformation.
Directed by Jiles King
April 14 – 30, 2022
Commissioned by B Street Theatre, Bars and Measures is the fascinating tale of two brothers. One a classical pianist. The other a jazz bass player. One a Christian. The other a Muslim. One living in freedom. The other in jail. Separated by bars, the brothers try to reconcile their differences through the language they know best, music. Bars and Measures is a beautiful journey through faith, family, melody and time. Regional Premiere Production.
August 11 – 27, 2022
Julia Rodriguez has sacrificed everything for her family comprised of her alcoholic father, her miserable mother, her absentee older sister, and her lively little sister. When “the one that got away” re-enters her life and asks her to run away with him to California, she begins to question if she’s made a mistake. Dealing with themes of familial obligation and identity within the Hispanic community, Curse of the Puerto Ricans follows one family’s dysfunctional Christmas celebration. World Premiere.