2010-11 Season 8

Black Nativity 2010

by Langston Hughes
Directed by Stephawn Stephens
Music Directed by Derrick Anderson

Dec 10, 2010 - Jan 3, 2011

Langston Hughes’ retelling of the Christmas story from an Afro-centric perspective, infused with rich gospel, blues, funk, jazz music and dance with griot style story telling from an ensemble cast.


Avalon Bobb-Brown
Peggy Carmichael
Betty Carter
Angel DeJesus
Lulu Fall
Buttercup Johnson
Jasmin Johnson
Don Jones
Charles McCollough
David North
Robert Person
Robni Williams
and more…

Production Team

Director  Stephawn Stephens
Music Director  Derrick Anderson
Stage Manager  Adele Robey
Scenic Designer  Carleen Troy
Lighting Designer  Dan Covey
Costume Coordinator  Wanda Lumpkins
Sound Designer  Matt Otto
Properties Cordinator  Anne McCormally & Adele Robey


What They Say

“Blurring the boundaries between ancient ritual and contemporary traditions … It’s an incubator of goodwill”

DC Theatre Scene

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