Over 200 years ago, upon noting there was nowhere in New York for Free People of Color to gather and socialize, William Alexander Brown opened his garden to the public. When his neighbors complained to the authorities, he built the world’s first African American Theatre. Sister Blacknall returns to tell the story of Mr. Brown and his intrepid theatre troupe (including young protege, Ira Aldridge.) She has brought Seattle’s renowned — and yet unknown — Negro Repertory Company, as well as her mysterious time portal, with her.
History of Theatre Part II (or, The Fruits of Mr. Brown’s Garden) — Written by Reginald André Jackson; directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton. Part of ACT’s New Works Northwest festival.
Tickets $5-$50 (pay-what-you-choose available for all) here.