Opening Night: National Black Theatre Festival Gala
Tens of thousands expected for National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem
Tony Winner André De Shields 'lifts every voice' at the National Black Theatre Festival Kickoff
The National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF) was founded in 1989 by Larry Leon Hamlin in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Serving as its executive director, Hamlin’s goal in creating the Festival was "to unite black theatre companies in America to ensure the survival of the genre into the next millennium". Held biennially since 1989 for six days, the NBTF showcases the best in African-American theater.