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Welcome from the director of the African American Theatre Program and current production information.
A Message from the Director of the Program,
Dr. Lundeana M. Thomas
We appreciate your interest in African American Theatre and our Program. We are excited to offer Louisville audiences the chance to see an array of classic and cutting edge African American performances. We offer an incredibly unique opportunity for students to study African American Theatre; its history, literature, aesthetics as well as the crafts of acting and directing. Here you will learn training not only for William Shakespeare and Tony Kushner but also August Wilson, Pearl Cleage and Wole Soyinka.
If you have any questions, please call me at 502-852-8442.
AATP 20th Anniversary (1993-2013) Celebrations
Please join us at our 20th Anniversary Gala, Saturday November 23, 7:00 pm (doors at 6:30 pm) at the University Club.
Sankofa: Looking Back, then Moving Forward
Tickets are $35, Tables can be sponsored as well for $350-$900.
Click here to download the form to sponsor a table.
Questions? Please call 502-852-8443 or click here to email the AATP.
Interesting in advertising your company in the AATP 20th Anniversary Gala program? Please click here!
Please join us for our 20th Anniversary African American Theatre Program productions
Monsieur Baptiste, the Con Man
By Roger Furman
Directed by Lundeana Thomas
at The Playhouse
The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration
at The Playhouse
Gem of the Ocean
By August Wilson
at The Playhouse
Please join us for these upcoming AATP 20th Anniversary events
Tuesday, October 1, 5:00pm-7:00pm—Opening of Thrust Theatre Lobby Exhibit of AATP History; Awards, Unveilings, Surprise Guests, & Dessert Reception
(Lobby exhibit open until Summer 2014)
Thursday, November 21, 11:00am-1:00pm—Workshop, “Who Needs an Agent Anyway?” with Shirley Faison of Licensed Theatrical Agency, Carson Adler Agency
Friday, November 22, 10:00am-12:00pm—Workshop, “Can you make it to Broadway?” and Auditions with Woodie King, New York Broadway Director & Producer
Friday November 22, 1:00pm-3:00pm—Workshop, “Diva Makeup” with Janelle Hunnicutt, Louisville Makeup Artist
Friday November 22, 3:30pm-5:30pm—Acting Workshop with Jasmine Guy, Actress, best known for Whitley in A Different World
March 27-29, 8:00pm—Carolyn Gage’s Mason-Dixon, performed by Dr. Lundeana Thomas and Dr. Rinda Frye, fundraising for a Spring Singapore, China cultural exchange trip, to perform a Hip-Hop version of The Orphan of Chao.
The African American Theatre Program Mission
Founded in 1993, the African American Theatre Program is committed to staging works by new and established African American dramatists, developing a broad audience for African American theatre, and offering an in-depth curriculum that focuses on the theory and craft of acting, directing, and designing for Black Theatre.
AATP students have had the chance to see, work with, and learn from such industry luminaries and legends:
Cicely Tyson, Glynn Turman, Woodie King Jr., Larry Leon Hamlin, Myrna Colley-Lee, Delroy Lindo, Judi Ann Mason, Paul Tazwell, Joyce Sylvester, Felix Cochren, Shirley Pendergast, Dr. Tonea Stewart, Clinton Turner Davis, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, Hattie Winston, Kathryn Ervin, John O'Neal, Paul Carter Harrison, Dr. Daryl Harris, Starletta DuPois, Rod Gailes, Michelle Wilson, Shauneille Perry, Jacque Edmonds-Cofer, Victoria Norman Brown, Dr. Daniel Banks, Jerry B. Cleveland, Dr. Floyd Gaffney, Darryl Goodner, Gregory Horton, Dr. Barbara J. Molette, Dr. Carlton W. Molette, Dr. Mikell Pinkney, Marvin l. Sims, Dr. Victor Leo Walker II, Dr. Charles Veraren, Dr. Kathy Perkins, Dr. Vernell Lillie
|Steal Away||Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
||The Orphan of Chao
By Ramona King
Performed at the National Black Theatre Festival
in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
By John Steptoe and Karen Abbot
Performed in Xiamen, China
By Chi Chun-Hsing
African American Adaptation
Performed in Louisville, Kentucky