Black Theatre Troupe remembers John Lewis

Our look at the life and legacy of the late Civil Rights icon John Lewis continues with David Hemphill of the Black Theatre Troupe.

Hemphill says the best thing theatres can do right now is bring back old civil rights plays. He feels this is important to educate people on the historic times. Lewis’s legacy is one that the group hopes to show in their performances.

This year the Black Theatre Troupe is celebrating their 50th year anniversary. Since the groups start in 1970 they have provided training, employment, and performance opportunities for multi-ethnic and underserved artists.

Furthermore, the group hopes to be back to performing in September.

 

Sponsor message:

In this segment:

David Hemphill, Black Theatre Troupe Executive Director

Sponsor message:

Sign up to receive the Arizona PBS Insider

Get up-to-the-minute information about your favorite programs and learn more about Arizona PBS news and events.

Arizona PBS to address race and racism in America

Arizona PBS will feature programming focused on race in America following the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, and the ensuing protests that erupted across the country.

Solve mind-bending murders in the Saint Marie sunshine

Return to mind-bending murders in the glorious sunshine. This year sees the arrival of a new DI, Neville Parker, but Saint Marie isn't exactly his idea of paradise.

'Articulate with Jim Cotter' profiles smart and creative people impacting art and culture worldwide

Hosted by journalist Jim Cotter, the Emmy Award-winning interview series "Articulate with Jim Cotter" profiles smart, creative people from authors to poets to musicians – all with great stories to tell.