Black Spectrum Theatre

Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

A Wide Range of Performance Art Presentations

Learn more about the numerous exciting entertainment events taking place here at Black Spectrum. From theatre and dance to music, we present a wide range of performing arts opportunities.

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Def Poetry Jam

Danny Simmons' Def Poetry Jam is a form of poetry typically based on urban culture and themes often with an expressed focus on the African American experience. While diverse, there is certainly a precedent for African American poets in this art form. This type of poetry typically serves to illustrate the experiences and lifestyle of those who grow up in urban environments. Def Poetry can take a number of different forms, depending on the poet, though it typically expresses personal opinions and life stories.


Symposium on Reparations

This symposium brings together leading scholars, community organizers, and policymakers to grapple with the challenging questions of how to redress centuries of anti-Black racism and discrimination, and how to ensure that any move forward is designed with the long-term health of Black communities and individuals in mind.

Spring Theatre Workshop & Celebrity Masterclass



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BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Play-Reading Series returns to the Black Spectrum Theatre, Co. Inc. This event showcases excerpts of plays from talented local and national writers. The lineup includes Class of ‘68; Class Project; The Healing Zone; and Black Spurs.


Walking in the Rain


Natural Woman: An Aretha Story

Natural Woman: An Aretha Story is a theatrical tribute to the legendary Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, as never told before. Experience her iconic songs all over again including such hits as "Chain of Fools," "Never Loved a Man," "Ain't No Way," "Respect," and more.


The Last Block Association

Back by popular demand is The Last Block Association. This story captures, with realism and humor, the day-to-day drama and issues that most urban block associations face in 21st century America. Enter Pauline, a no-nonsense Black leader with a heart of gold, who struggles to keep her block together despite crime, squabbles, changing demographics, hookups, and mysterious new neighbors.


Mother's Day

Black Spectrum Theatre Co., Inc. presents A Mother's Day Doo-Wop Brunch & Concert. Performing live are the T.S.T. (The Spinners Tribute); The Heartbeats; and The Miracles Revue. Plus, an Afro-Centric fashion show. Come and celebrate the most precious and beloved gift on the planet...MOTHERS!


Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events of 2023 and 2024