Celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks, June 7th. 


This excerpt from her “Negro Hero” calls back to this poetic protest:  And the first swallow of my liquor battle bleeding black air dying and demon noise. Made me wild.


Dear Patrons:  Our office and events have been postponed during the governor’s “Stay-In” mandate.  However, we are still at work.  Our 49th year, 2020 season Year of Protest runs April-December 2020.  We look forward to seeing you all for this outstanding season.

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Executive Director’s Monthly Talk – June 2020

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Executive Director Kai El’ Zabar

Season 2020 Theme: PROTEST

3 BadAzz SisTahs, – a world premiere one-woman show by and featuring film and stage star Cynthia Maddox’s portrayal of three powerful women: Mary Elizabeth Bowser, Sojourner Truth and Harriett Tubman.

My Vagina. My Voice, addresses a women’s perspective of who she is in the world mashing the idea that she is property to be owned, or reduced to a child who needs someone to tell her how to manage her body–her life.

Best of Enemies by Mark St. Germain based on a true story reveals ‘the real’ exchange between KKK’s Grand Cyclops C.P. Ellis and African American Civil Rights Activist Anne Atwater — battled during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina Schools in 1973.

UPCOMING Summer 2020

Camp – Registration opens soon

Fall 2020

Classes – Youth through adults returns. 

Tragedy / Comedy Logo

Call for Submissions

Due to school closings, eta CREATIVE ARTS FOUNDATION is extending its first-ever high school art contest to reimagine the comedy/tragedy symbols.  Thanks to a benefactor, a student artist will win a monetary prize for their winning design.   Students are invited to continue submitting renderings of the comedy/tragedy symbols on an open rolling deadline.  We’re looking forward to what you create.  Be inventive! 

Enjoy the journey,



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