Leslie Uggams, Kamilah Forbes, Pearl Cleage, Michele Shay, Art Evans, Marjorie Moon, Thembi Mtshali, Roscoe Orman, Frenchie La’Vern, Xavier Pierce, James V. Thomas, Femi Sarah Heggie, Idris Ackamoor, Herman LeVern Thompson-Jones, Rhodessa Jones, Dr. Elwanda Ingram and Black Spectrum Theatre Company Will Be Honored at the 2019 National Black Theatre Festival on July 29

The National Black Theatre Festival® (NBTF) will take place from Monday, July 29th – Saturday, August 3rd. The NCBRC is celebrating its 40th anniversary, while the NBTF celebrates its 30th. For additional information and a schedule of events, visit www.nbtf.org. Congrats to all of the 2019 National Black Theatre Festival honorees who will be feted at the Gala in Winston-Salem on July 29.

Sidney Poitier Lifelong Achievement Award
Leslie Uggams
Leslie Uggams
Larry Leon Hamlin Producer Award
Kamilah Forbes
Kamilah Forbes. Photo by Lia Chang
August Wilson Playwright Award
Pearl Cleage
Pearl Cleage
Lloyd Richards Director Award
Michele Shay
Living Legend Award
Art Evans ● Marjorie Moon
Thembi Mtshali ● Roscoe Orman
Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design
Frenchie La’Vern
Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design
Xavier Pierce
Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Design
 James V. Thomas
Outstanding Achievement in Stage Management
 Femi Sarah Heggie
Theatre Longevity Award
Black Spectrum Theatre Company
New York, NY
Special Recognition Award
Idris Ackamoor ● Herman LeVern Thompson-Jones
Rhodessa Jones
Marvtastic Philanthrophy Award
Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T)
Theatre Arts & Humanitarian Award
Dr. Elwanda Ingram
The 2019 National Black Theatre Festival will be held July 29-August 3, 2019. For more information, please visit: www.ncblackrep.org.
NBTF is the international outreach program of the North Carolina Black Repertory Company, founded by the late Larry Leon Hamlin in 1979. The Festival, also founded by Hamlin, has been held biennially since 1989. The event attracts thousands of national and international patrons, theatre professionals and scholars to Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It was named one of the Top 100 events in North America by the American Business Association. For additional information and a schedule of events, visit us online at www.nbtf.org. You may also call the festival office at (336) 723-2266, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

2019 Tony Award Winners André De Shields and Harold Wheeler Among the Celebrity Guests at National Black Theatre Festival® Gala in Winston-Salem on July 29

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