The Black Arts Institute is an immersive acting program offered in partnership between the Billie Holiday Theatre and Stella Adler Studio. The Institute offers two programs in 2020 exploring the history of the contemporary Black theater tradition with courses held at the Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn, NY. Applications are open for the Black Arts Institute Summer Intensive, a five-week comprehensive exploration of the history of the contemporary Black theater tradition, led by a world-class faculty. Students will leave with an understanding of the aesthetic, socio-cultural and historical components involved in bringing contemporary Black theater to life. The program will highlight certain key historical moments like the Harlem Renaissance,the Black Power movement and the genesis of the Negro Ensemble Company, as well as many Black theaters that emerged during the Black Arts Movement.

Black Arts Institute: 

Dates: January 11-22
Classes will take place on Zoom.

We are thrilled to announce that the Billie Holiday Theatre is able to provide 15 full scholarships for the 2020 10in10 Winter Immersion. The program will take place from January 11-22nd on Zoom. We would love for you to reach out to your network of young artists and forward this scholarship application to students you feel exemplify BAI. I have included the link to the scholarship application in this email. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me directly. Thank you again for your support of the Black Arts Institute.

BAI faculty and lecturers have included: Stephen McKinley Henderson, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Phylicia Rashad, Michele Shay, Sonia Sanchez, Michael Eric Dyson, Jerome Preston Bates, Robert O’Hara, Camille A. Brown.

Click here to access our scholarship application.

If you have any questions, email Melissa, Program Coordinator