Oscar Micheaux Family Theater Program
The Blackstone Community Center has been the home base for the Oscar Micheaux Family Theater Program for more than seven years. The mission is to provide a safe environment to teach history, particularly the Harlem Renaissance Era, through theater performance to youth and adults. Open auditions run twice a year. Volunteers come in to teach the cast from a thematic curriculum - e.g. acting, set design/lighting, writing, history, costume maintenance, etc. Each year during the spring, there is an annual three-night performance providing the community an opportunity to see a full production of a play at a selected venue.
Program entails weekly rehearsals, culminating in performances of Harlem Renaissances with a Boston Flavor. Membership required.
Artistic Director: Haywood Fennell Sr. (Tri-Ad Veterans League, Inc.)
Schedule: September 2018 through June 2019, Thursdays 6:45pm–8:45pm and Saturdays 1:00pm–4:30pm
Location: Blackstone Community Center Auditorium
Cost/Fees: Membership required
Target Participants: Children, youth and adults. Must audition for available roles. Program teaches various theatrical techniques that include: movement, voice, script work, role study and more.
For more information please call (617) 966-9594.