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Charleston Black Theatre presents "Southern Boys"
Charleston Black Theatre presents "Southern Boys"
Charleston Black Theatre presents "Southern Boys"
Charleston Black Theatre presents "Southern Boys"
Charleston Black Theatre presents "Southern Boys"
Tonight some of the young men from the Distinguished Gentlemen's Club Mentoring Program were treated to tickets to the Charleston Black Theatre presents Southern Boys by Kathy Harrison. In addition to seeing the show, the gentlemen also had the opportunity to meet the cast of the show!

The tickets were donated courtesy of the GammaXi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Thank you for your kindness to our young men!

If you’d like to donate or become a volunteer, please visit https://lowcountryyouth.org.
Charleston Black Theatre (“CBT”) is celebrating their sixth season. This year, as part of the upcoming 2019 MOJA Arts Festival, CBT will present their first musical called “Southern Boys” written and directed by Kathy D. Harrison. The play focuses on the period during the great migration. The historical significance of this story describes the journey taken by many African Americans to find a better life.

Southern Boys represent the first generation, born-free Americans. They live with their families on the Mississippi Delta in the late 19th century. Through their songs (K.D. Harrison-songwriter), these boys portray the complexities of life as ‘sharecroppers’ and make a pact to leave their families and go north to find a life beyond the fields.

The production will be held at the newly renovated Cannon Street Arts Center located at 134 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC. Parking is available next to the theatre.
We are looking forward to the upcoming season of events and exhibitions at Cannon Street Arts Center and encourage you to make your plans to join us. PURE Theatre is set to launch their 17th Season next week - this would be the perfect time to become a PURE subcriber: http://puretheatre.org/.

Advance tickets are also available for the 2019 MOJA Arts Festival theatre productions, which includes Real Woman Blues Sept 27-29 and Charleston Black Theatre's presentation of "Southern Boys" Oct 4-6. Tickets at mojafestival.com.
Charleston Black Theatre is having a fundraiser for its upcoming season production of “Southern Boys” hosted by Meisha Johnson, owner of Neema Fine Art Gallery. The location of this event is 3 Broad Street, Suite 100, Charleston, SC on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

“Southern Boys,” written by Kathy D. Harrison, is a musical of historical significance about a group of first generation born free African-Americans who yearn for a life beyond the fields. Their families have decided to stay in the Mississippi Delta, but these “Southern Boys” make a pact to migrate north. This play explores the complexities of this era in time through narratives, blues and movement.

“Southern Boys” is scheduled for October 4th, 5th, and 6th at the newly renovated Cannon Street Arts Center at 134 Cannon Street.
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Upcoming production: "Southern Boys-A Musical" in conjunction with the MOJA Arts Festival at Cannon Street Arts Center, 134 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29403 on October 4-6, 2019.

Showtimes and ticket sales will be announced in August. Our History: "We are not just theatre, we are theatre with a twist..." You may find Charleston Black Theatre anywhere in Charleston, such as Sullivan's Island in 2014 conducting drama workshops for an international group of writers. Or, don't be surprise if CBT shows up as a flash mob at Avery Research Institute performing excerpts from Langston Hughes' 'Let America Be America Again' adapted by one of our local artist.

Operating as usual

Charleston Black Theatre updated their address. 07/29/2021

Charleston Black Theatre updated their address.

Charleston Black Theatre updated their address.

10/06/2019

Final performance today!

Charleston Black Theatre’s production: “Southern Boys” at Cannon Street Arts Center.

10/05/2019

Thank you, Moja Photo Blog.

Charleston Black Theatre’s production: “Southern Boys” at Cannon Street Arts Center.

09/12/2019

Southern Boys: The Sons of Sharecroppers

Here's another look at what's to come for Southern Boys, for the MOJA Arts Festival.

Southern Boys, written by Kathy D. Harrison, is a musical story depicting the lives of young sharecroppers who have dreams of migrating to the city and leaving the woes of the Mississippi plantation life behind.

https://youtu.be/NZGA3Z_2UWo

Southern Boys, written by Kathy D. Harrison, is a musical story depicting the lives of young sharecroppers who have dreams of migrating to the city and leavi...

charlestonchronicle.net 09/07/2019

Charleston Black Theatre Presents “Southern Boys” as part of 2019 MOJA Arts Festival

Proud to be presenting "Southern Boys" for the 2019 MOJA Festival.

charlestonchronicle.net Charleston Black Theatre Presents “Southern Boys” as part of 2019 MOJA Arts Festival By The Charleston Chronicle | September 4, 2019 | 0 Charleston Black Theatre (“CBT”) is celebrating their sixth season. This year, as part of the upcoming 2019 MOJA Arts Festival, CBT will present their firs...

gofundme.com 08/27/2019

Click here to support Charleston Black Theatre's Production Fundraiser organized by Yvonne Broaddus

gofundme.com I'm raising money to benefit Charleston Black Theatre's production of "Southern Boys", and any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me. "Southern Boys" is a story of former slaves, called Sharecroppers, still living and wo...

gofundme.com 08/21/2019

Click here to support Charleston Black Theatre's Production Fundraiser organized by Yvonne Broaddus

"Your donations are the driving force that propels our passion for the arts." - Yvonne

gofundme.com I'm raising money to benefit Charleston Black Theatre's production of "Southern Boys", and any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me. "Southern Boys" is a story of former slaves, called Sharecroppers, still living and wo...

myemail.constantcontact.com 08/19/2019

2019 MOJA Arts Festival - Theatre

Tickets for Southern Boys at Cannon Street Arts Center are available online and via phone. Limited capacity, so reserve your place today!

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08/13/2019

Southern Boys (Excerpts)

Here's a taste of what's to come with Southern Boys!
https://youtu.be/uqyEf2ETy0g

Southern Boys is a musical story set during the period of American History that is not familiar to many- The Reconstruction Era. After the Emancipation Procl...

[08/13/19]   Charleston Black Theatre presents "Southern Boys" for the MOJA Arts Festival!

This is a musical of historical significance about a group of first generation born free African-Americans who yearn for a life beyond the fields.

Their families have decided to stay in the Mississippi Delta, but these “Southern Boys” make a pact to migrate North. This play explores the complexities of this era in time through narratives, blues and movement.

Tickets and info are here: Southern Boys

CBT Fundraiser at Neema Art Gallery 04/24/2019

4/12/2019. photos by Stan Foxworthy

4/12/2019. photos by Stan Foxworthy

04/17/2019

Fundraiser 2019

02/05/2019

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Our next show will be a presentation of "Southern Boys," written by Kathy D. Harrison, October 4-6. Location will be announced soon!

I am truly excited about bringing "Southern Boys" to Charleston! Two years ago, during my research at the National Black Theatre Festival, I went to see this production and met Kathy D. Harrison who is the creative genius behind "Southern Boys". Besides being an artist extraordinaire, she is a songwriter and playwright, who enjoys highlighting the untold stories of African Americans. Her expertise in combining entertainment with the history of the African American experience falls clearly in line with Charleston Black Theatre's mission. For that reason alone, I want to share this story with Charleston's theatre going community as well as the younger generation studying American social and current events.

Southern Boys is a story of former slaves, called Sharecroppers, still living and working on their former owner's plantation; but are, nevertheless, yearning for a life beyond the fields in the Mississippi Delta. The performers pantomime movements and sing in a ca****la as they express their reasons and make a pact to migrate North for what they hope is a better life for themselves and eventually their families.

The message in this story aligns itself with America's history of the 'great migration', and ties into a conference hosted in North Charleston at the Embassy Suites with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) to be held on October 2-6, 2019. Coincidentally, their theme at this conference is also "black migration and urban realities". WOW! A match made in heaven!

Charleston Black Theatre is looking forward to partnering with ASALH and to invite their attendees to visit Charleston, and include "Southern Boys" as part of their agenda of "Things to do while in Charleston."
– Yvonne Broaddus, CBT’s Founder & Executive Producer

02/05/2019

Join us on April 12, 2019 at our fundraising event to be held at Neema Art Gallery, 3 Broad Street, Suite 100. Ten per cent on the sale of any artwork or jewelry will be donated to Charleston Black Theatre to defray our production expenses for "Southern Boys".

We will also have the pleasure of hearing the music of Marlena Davis, sip champagne and enjoy the artistry of the talented South Carolina artists currently featured at the Gallery.

Please visit our website for more information about 'Southern Boys', written and directed by Kathy Harrison. The performance is scheduled for October 4-6, 2019 at the Cannon Street Arts Center, 134 Cannon Street.

02/05/2019

Charleston Black Theatre's cover photo

postandcourier.com 09/22/2018

Black theater groups in Charleston give a 'voice and forum' to African-American identity

Thank you for recognizing our work in The Post and Courier.

postandcourier.com The upcoming MOJA Arts Festival in Charleston will feature productions from two black theater groups.

02/20/2018

George Washington's Boy

We want your feedback! What did you think of Charleston Black Theatre's A stage reading of "George Washington's Boy"? Take this brief survey to help us continue to grow the arts!

surveygizmo.com George Washington's Boy.

02/20/2018

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BOY PLAY

ICYMI: Thanks to our friends at @Bounce Around Charleston. An thanks to everyone who made Saturday evening a great success.

ORIGINAL AIR DATE:2-16-18 HOST: RANDOLPH MILLER PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: TELIA RIVERS [email protected]

02/17/2018

Charleston Black Theatre

TFW you see you now have 400 Facebook friends and followers, and the local free weekly, Charleston City Paper, files another feature just 24 hours before your next premiere: https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/CultureShock/archives/2018/02/16/charleston-black-theatre-presents-george-washingtons-boy-a-different-kind-of-history

Thank you, Charleston, and thank you, Charleston City Paper. We look forward to greeting everyone at Saturday's A stage reading of "George Washington's Boy"!

Thanks to all who attended a staged reading of "George Washington's Boy" on February 17, 2018. Follow us to keep tabs on our upcoming projects.

02/16/2018

A stage reading of "George Washington's Boy" is tomorrow! Get your tickets here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10227597

The show features Peter Lanzillotta, Teresa Wallace, Jamal Hall, Jeff Neale, Roy Gilliard, Michele Powe, Fred Hutter, Adolphus Williams, Karl Bunch, Moses Lane, Allison Farrell and and Victoria Felder

(photo by Adam Chandler)

02/15/2018

A little hint as to what's coming up on Bounce Around Charleston tomorrow evening, as we discuss Saturday's A stage reading of "George Washington's Boy". Thank you Telia Rivers - Producer/Media Coach and Charleston icon Randolph Miller.

travelerofcharleston.com 02/15/2018

Charleston Black Theatre presents George Washington’s Boy – A Staged Reading (2018-02-17)

Thank you, Traveler of Charleston SC Magazine, for helping spread the word. Come join us Saturday at 6pm at West Ashley High School for A stage reading of "George Washington's Boy".

travelerofcharleston.com Charleston Black Theatre presents George Washington’s Boy February 17 at 6 p.m. at West Ashley High School in Charleston. Written by Ted Lange (Isaac the bartender in the 70s TV series, The Love Boat) and directed by Yvonne Broaddus, George Washington’s Boy portrays the fight for freedom, the De

holycitysinner.com 02/14/2018

Things to Do in Charleston: Events, Parties, & Plans

Thank you Holy City Sinner for featuring A stage reading of "George Washington's Boy"! http://www.holycitysinner.com/events/#/?i=5

This President's Day, we look forward to celebrating an unheard perspective of George Washington, as told by his confidant and slave, Billy Lee.

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web.ovationtix.com 02/13/2018

George Washington’s Boy

Do you have your tickets for A stage reading of "George Washington's Boy"?

Don't forget our "Bring a friend" promo for code (MOJA) is in effect through *tomorrow,* February 14, allowing you to purchase two tickets for the price of one adult ticket. Redeem offer online here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10227597

web.ovationtix.com Based on historical fact, George Washington’s Boy, written by Ted Lange and directed by Yvonne Broaddus of Charleston Black Theatre, portrays the fight for freedom, the Declaration of Independence, and the first presidency of the United States from the viewpoint of one of George Washington’s con...

02/13/2018

George Washington's Boy

Here's the promo video for Saturday's A stage reading of "George Washington's Boy"! Featuring an interview with Ted Lange! Get tickets here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10227597

See the video on youtube: https://youtu.be/FUl7Z94X-UY

02/12/2018

National Portrait Gallery

Today's presidential buzz is about the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution unveiling of the #ObamaPortraits. Our focus this week is rooted in a different historical portrait - John Trumbull's famous painting of George Washington, which also includes Billy Lee, the titular character in our A stage reading of "George Washington's Boy".

02/12/2018

You know who knows a lot about George Washington and the week he spent in Charleston, South Carolina in 1791? THIS GUY!!!

Dr. Nic Butler filed a great post for the Charleston County Public Library last week: https://www.ccpl.org/news/george-washington-charleston-1791 for their Charleston Time Machine series.

Go deeper into the historical record and you'll see that even in 1791, George Washington's visit to Charleston wouldn't be complete without heading West of the Ashley and stopping for breakfast at a local tavern at Bee's Ferry.

We hope to see you at West Ashley High School this Saturday evening for our presentation of A stage reading of "George Washington's Boy".

WEDNESDAY: "Gadsden's Wharf: Gateway from Africa to America" Lecture by Dr Nic Butler 6:00 PM Wed Jan 31 at Main Library, Calhoun St.

02/10/2018

One week to go and we are honored to be joined by Ted Lange for today's rehearsal. Can't wait to share the fruits of our labor next Saturday, February 17 at A stage reading of "George Washington's Boy".

wheretraveler.com 02/10/2018

Upcoming Events in Charleston

Thank you, WhereTraveler, for highlighting next Saturday's A stage reading of "George Washington's Boy". #WestAshley is the new "go to" destination for arts and culture in Charleston, South Carolina!

wheretraveler.com Events listings for Charleston, South Carolina

americantowns.com 02/09/2018

George Washington's Boy - A Staged Reading at West Ashley High School in Charleston, SC 02-17-2018

Look what we spied on the AARP's local blog today: https://local.aarp.org/event/george-washingtons-boy-a-staged-reading-2018-02-17-charleston-sc.html

Remember, we do offer a senior discount, but we find it hard to believe you're any older than 29...

americantowns.com February 17, 2018 at 6:00pm, 4060 West Wildcat Blvd , George Washington's Boy - A Staged Reading on 02/17/2018 at West Ashley High School

bestthingssc.com 02/08/2018

George Washington's Boy - A Staged Reading

Thank you, Best Things South Carolina! Getting excited for next weekend's A stage reading of "George Washington's Boy"!

bestthingssc.com George Washington's Boy - A Staged Reading

charlestonblacktheatre.org 02/08/2018

charlestonblacktheatre.org

#TBT to last year at Charleston's Historic Dock Street Theatre, when Karen Jones Meadows Now wowed the audience with a Hurricane-delayed staging of "Harriet's Return."

Join us next Saturday, February 17 and celebrate the Presidents' Day Weekend with our initial presentation of 2018, A stage reading of "George Washington's Boy" at West Ashley High School.

charlestonblacktheatre.org

02/07/2018

A personal message from Yvonne Broaddus, Executive Producer, Charleston Black Theatre:

Dear Patrons of the Arts,

You are cordially invited to join us for an evening of pure theatre entertainment. Charleston Black Theatre is opening its fifth season with a staged reading of historical significance.

As you know this is Black History Month and there are lots of things to do in Charleston. But, don't forget it's also the month that honors the Presidents of the past. On February 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm, CBT presents "George Washington's Boy."

A story of George Washington 's closest confidant, who ironically is his slave, William "Billy" Lee.

If you and a special friend or relative love history, or simply the footnotes of the past, Ted Lange, playwright, who is also well-known for his role as "Isaac the Bartender" on the TV series "The Love Boat" has painstakingly researched the depths of this relationship between our First President and Founding Father and his body servant.

Please support the arts. Our love, time and money is totally invested in bringing the best to Charleston. Come and make this a worthwhile experience. Tell your friends, and family to bring a friend.

The performance will be held at West Ashley High School, 4060 W. Wildcat Boulevard (off Glenn McConnell Parkway).

WEST ASHLEY IS NOW THE NEW "GO TO" PLACE FOR ENTERTAINMENT!!! NO METERS OR GARAGES...

For Ticket Info call 1-866-811-4111 or www.charlestonblacktheatre.org (follow the prompts), or call the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs at (843) 724-7305 during business hours.

Don't forget our "Bring a friend" promo code (MOJA) is in effect through this February 14, allowing you to purchase two tickets for the price of one adult ticket. Redeem offer online here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10227597

And be sure to share our Facebook event: A stage reading of "George Washington's Boy".

"Looking forward to see you at the show!"

-YB

Charleston Black Theatre
P.O. Box 80083
Charleston, SC 29416
www.charlestonblacktheatre.org

On February 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm, CBT presents A stage reading of "George Washington's Boy".

02/06/2018

On February 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm, CBT presents A stage reading of "George Washington's Boy".

02/01/2018

On this day in 1978 –The first postage stamp to honor a black woman, Harriet Tubman, is issued in Washington, DC

Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist, humanitarian, and an armed scout and spy for the United States Army during the American Civil War.

"I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other."

But you all knew that already, because you supported Charleston Black Theatre's presentation last January of "Harriet's Return" at Charleston's Historic Dock Street Theatre.

This month, we're bringing you a lesser known figure, Billy Lee, the titular character in our next project, A stage reading of "George Washington's Boy" by Ted Lange. Join us on February 17!

ESPER - Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections

Today's Peace of Women's History, February 1, 1978: The first postage stamp to honor a black woman, Harriet Tubman, was issued.

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