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Black Arts MKE

Black Arts MKE in Milwaukee Wisconsin at the Marcus Center
Black Arts MKE We’re committed to preserving the culture by increasing the availability and quality of African American arts. We collaborate with local artists and arts organizations to bring renowned and original performance arts works by African American authors, playwrights, poets, musicians, and composers to our community. Our arts education outreach and community programs serve over 8,850 at-risk youth and their families. Black Arts MKE’s annual signature performance event – Black Nativity by Langston Hughes is a new holiday musical favorite in Milwaukee and presented in collaboration with the Marcus Center. Black Nativity is presented by resident theater group, Bronzeville Arts Ensemble. Black Arts MKE is a proud Affiliate Member of United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) and an in-residence group at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Black Arts MKE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.
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Black Nativity Marcus Center Milwaukee 2018
Black Nativity by Langston Hughes | Directed by Malkia Stampley
Milwaukee’s newest holiday favorite, Black Nativity by Langston Hughes is a testament to the power of gospel music, telling the story of the Nativity through a combination of African American scripture, poetry, dance, and song. Featuring a talented local cast, this year’s production is presented by Bronzeville Arts Ensemble, and features choreographer Christopher Gilbert, and music direction by Antoine Reynolds.  Learn More

Black Arts MKE Founding Supporters:

Bronzeville Arts Ensemble

Founded in 2013, Bronzeville Arts Ensemble strives to illuminate the black experience in America by developing and creating theater while also providing artistic and educational programming opportunities, committed to collaborating with the local and national community, inspiring healing and positive social change.

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Black Arts MKE

929 North Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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