COMMITTED TO INCREASING THE AVAILABILITY AND QUALITY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURE.
Black Arts MKE’s mission is to increase the availability and quality of African American arts and culture. Each year, we collaborate with over 100 local artists of color and arts groups to bring to our community renowned and original performance arts works by African American authors, playwrights, poets, dancers, musicians, and composers.
Our arts education and community outreach programs serve over 15,000 underserved youth and their families including our new Youth Performing Arts Camp. Black Arts MKE’s annual signature performance – Black Nativity by Langston Hughes is a holiday musical favorite in Milwaukee featuring an all-black, all local cast.
Black Arts MKE is a recipient of NEA Grants for Arts Projects and The Black Seed national awards.
We are a proud Member Group of the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) and Resident Group at the Marcus Performing Arts Center. Black Arts MKE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.
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.
Bronzeville Arts Ensemble is a professional theater company in residence with Black Arts MKE at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee, WI.
YOUTH PERFORMING ARTS ALL DAY SUMMER CAMP
JULY 6 – AUGUST 31, 2020
Youth Performing Arts Summer returns to bring the musical theater experience for disadvantaged City of Milwaukee youth ages 12 to 18. Youth will be challenged to audition, choose a story to adapt into a 45 minute musical theater performance, write the script, songs, and rehearse the play.
It’s show time as Angela joins Black Arts MKE Performing Arts Summer Camp as they create a live theater. Angela also introduces us to a Milwaukee DJ using her musical talents and love of hip hop to give back, a Muscoda man using goats as low-tech vegetation management, an accomplished teen archer from Cadott, and two men who share the love of puppets: the Madison creator and a Mt. Horeb collector.
They discover their unique talents in design by creating set pieces, and simple costume pieces. Youth will learn to increase their self-direction, confidence and assurance in themselves.
Camp theater direction will be provided by Sheri Williams Pannell (Co-Founder, Bronzeville Arts Ensemble) with Black Arts MKE teaching artists in dance, visual arts, and music. Our four week, all days arts camp includes meals and arts supplies.
Get your family and friends and attend one of the free culminating performances leading up to a free community performance at Black Arts Fest MKE.
For more information, contact us at email@example.com or (414) 270-4494.
BLACK NATIVITY BY LANGSTON HUGHES
DECEMBER 9 – 13, 2020
Milwaukee’s newest annual holiday musical, Black Nativity by Langston Hughes’ song play is a testament to the power of gospel music, telling the classic story of the Nativity through a combination of African American scripture, poetry, dance, and song. Black Nativity by Langston Hughes is directed by Sheri Williams Pannell and features a talented, all local cast and crew.
Black Arts MKE
929 North Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
email: Black Arts MKE