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Founded in 2014, Black Theatre Commons (BTC) is a network of theatre practitioners whom self identify as members of the Black/African Diaspora. We activate our collective resources to amplify, nurture and support the work of Black Theaters and practitioners through advocacy, convening, networking, and knowledge-sharing.


The National Archival Initiative was created in 2018, to work with individuals and organizations to identify and archive their theatre records. 

Donald Owens, Artistic Director of the Arena Players holding up a poster from an early production.

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