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Closing Procession of the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival

American Theatre Magazine Interviews Jackie Alexander for a Sneak Preview of the 2019 NBTF

NC Black Rep Artistic Director Jackie Alexander was interviewed by American Theatre Magazine to get a sneak preview of the 2019 National Black Theatre Festival. Check out the full article on AmericanTheatre.org.

Jackie Alexander announcing NC Black Rep’s 2018-2019 Season

Jackie Alexander Honored by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper

NC Black Rep Artistic Director Jackie Alexander was honored on February 14, 2019 by Governor Roy Cooper and first lady Kristin Cooper at a reception in the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, North Carolina. “Black History Month is a time to reflect on the deep contributions made by African-Americans to the life and culture of our state and our nation,” Cooper said. “This year, we will recognize African-American artists, musicians and writers with ties to North Carolina whose work has enriched our lives and expanded our understanding.” Alexander was recognized for his theatrical contributions to the state.

2018 International Black Theatre Summit

Jackie Alexander to be Guest Speaker at 2018 International Black Theatre Summit

Director Jackie Alexander will be a guest speaker at the 2018 International Black Theatre Summit: Breaking New Ground Where We Stand at Dartmouth College, September 26-29, 2018. The Summit is a reconvening and commemoration of August Wilson’s legendary Black Theatre Summit “On Golden Pond,” which took place at Dartmouth in 1998 during the famous playwright’s residency as a Montgomery Fellow, visiting artist, and guest lecturer for the College. Twenty years down the road, the Summit will capitalize on new links between theatre, film, television, and related media platforms.

BTN Honors Jackie Alexander

BTN Honors Jackie Alexander with the Presidential Pathfinder Award

The Black Theatre Network (BTN) honored Jackie Alexander with the Presidential Pathfinder Award at its yearly conference in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday July 29, 2018.  The award is presented to an artist or an institution that illuminates a path to innovations and new concepts in Black Theatre. For more information on BTN, please visit www.blacktheatrenetwork.org.

NC Black Rep Commissions New Play

Jackie Alexander Will Direct New Play Commissioned by NC Black Rep on the Life of Dr. Maya Angelou

The North Carolina Black Repertory Company (NC Black Rep) is proud to announce a commissioned work on the life of Dr. Maya Angelou by Nambi E. Kelley for its 2019-2020 Season. The play, tentatively titled Maya, will be directed by NC Black Rep’s Artistic Director Jackie Alexander. Press release available at BroadwayWorld.com.

Buster Neal at An Appalachian Summer Festival

Buster Neal at An Appalachian Summer Festival

Jackie Alexander’s hit play The Legend of Buster Neal will have two performances at An Appalachian Summer Festival on Friday June 20, 2018 at 2 & 8pm.  For info and tickets please visit: An Appalachian Summer Festival.

Le Petit Theatre AD Maxwell Williams, Director Jackie Alexander, and Actor Damien Moses

Jelly’s Last Jam Takes Home 5 Big Easy Awards

Le Petit Theatre’s production of Jelly’s Last Jam, directed by Jackie Alexander, took home 5 awards, including Best Musical, at the 2018 Gambit Big Easy Awards. The ceremony was held on Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Legend of Buster Neal

Buster Neal in Charlotte and Winston-Salem

Jackie Alexander’s hit play The Legend of Buster Neal is set for theatres in Charlotte and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The play will be performed at the Booth Theatre in Charlotte on October 13 and October 14, and then move to the Arts Council Theatre in Winston Salem October 19 through October 29. For tix and info in Charlotte, please visit The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, and in Winston-Salem please visit NC Black Rep.

NC Black Rep AD Jackie Alexander

Video Profile of NC Black Rep AD Jackie Alexander

Check out this video profile of North Carolina Black Repertory Company’s Artistic Director Jackie Alexander. Video by Billy Rich.

American Theatre

NBTF & Jackie Alexander in American Theatre

Check out this great article in American Theatre on The National Black Theatre Festival and Jackie Alexander’s first year as Artistic Director at NC Black Rep.

National Black Theatre Festival

2017 National Black Theatre Festival

All roads lead to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival; Monday July 31 through Saturday August 5, 2017. Join Artistic Director Jackie Alexander on “Black Theatre Holy Ground” for his debut festival. For tickets and information please visit www.nbtf.org

An Appalachian Festival

Maid’s Door at An Appalachian Festival

Don’t miss Maid’s Door, written by Cheryl Davis and directed by Jackie Alexander, at An Appalachian Festival. Performances are Thursday July 13 and Friday July 14, 2017. For information and tickets please visit An Appalachian Festival.

Maid’s Door at NC Black Rep

Maid’s Door at NC Black Rep

The North Carolina Black Repertory Company presents Maid’s Door, written by Cheryl L. Davis and directed by Jackie Alexander May 18-21, 2017 at Hanesbrands Theatre.  For tickets and information, please visit www.ncblackrep.org. And check out this great review from the Winston Salem Journal.

Right Reverend Dupree at NC Black Rep

The Right Reverend Dupree at NC Black Rep

The North Carolina Black Repertory Company presentsThe Right Reverend Dupree in Exile, written and directed by Jackie Alexander March 3-12, 2017; Jackie Alexander will also direct the production.  For tickets and information, please visit www.ncblackrep.org. And check out this review by the Winston Salem Journal.

Jelly’s Last Jam at Le Petit

Jelly’s Last Jam at Le Petit

Jackie Alexander directs the New Orleans premiere of Jelly’s Last Jam at Le Petit Theatre in NOLA, January 27-February 12, 2017.  Check out the show’s glowing reviews: “Stellar…not to be missed.”-Nola.com“, “Spectacular.”-New Orleans Advocate,   For tickets and information, please visit Le Petit Theatre.

The Sting of White Roses World Premiere

The Sting of White Roses World Premiere

Jackie Alexander helms the world premiere of Angelica Cheri’s The Sting of White Roses at NC Black Rep, October 7-16, 2016.  Check out the Winston-Salem Journal’s review.

NC Black Rep Appoints Jackie Alexander as New AD

NC Black Rep Appoints Jackie Alexander as New AD

The North Carolina Black Repertory Company’s Board of Directors announce the appointment of award-winning director, playwright, actor, and novelist Jackie Alexander as the Company’s new Artistic Director.  For full press release, please visit Broadwayworld.com.

The High Priestess in NOLA

The High Priestess in NOLA

New Orleans’ most historic playhouse, Le Petit Théâtre Du Vieux Carré, will kick off its 100th anniversary celebration with Jackie Alexander’s The High Priestess of Dark Alley, July 7 through July 24, 2016. For tickets and information, please visit Le Petit Theatre.  Check out reviews by Gambit and the Times Picayune.