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A year ago, we began African-American Collective Theater's 25th anniversary season with a performance in the Kennedy Center's Page-to-Stage Festival.

A week ago..., we closed out that milestone season with a return appearance at the festival.

During those twelve months, ACT presented 50 LGBTQ-themed, short plays here in Washington, DC -- including, 25, in just ONE day!
(Never again...LOL.)

In addition to the enormous debt of gratitude we owe to the many talented artists and dedicated production personnel who made the past year possible, we'd also like to thank all of you -- for your ongoing loyalty and encouragement..

Not just for following us, over the past twelve months, from the Kennedy Center, to Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, to Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, to the Smithsonian's Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, then back to the Kennedy Center -- but also for following, and supporting our itinerant efforts over the past two-and-a-half decades.

Whether you bought a ticket, attended a performance, volunteered to help, made a financial or other in-kind donation, helped us with PR, provided invaluable word of mouth publicity-- frequently the only kind we could afford, LOL -- made a comment on a post or video, defended us against attacks from those who don't believe African-American LGBTQ lives deserve to be "center-stage" -- or simply waited patiently as we scrambled to set up in each new location and/or started a bit late...your contribution has been invaluable to our mission.

Our heartfelt thanks to all of you...and please consider this as resounding applause and OUR standing ovation -- for each of you!

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An incident of homophobic violence on a black college campus threatens the life of the freshman victim …and the relationship of a young gay professor who attempts to protect him.

Trailer for the staged readings of the play, "BrotherHOODS" written & directed by Alan Sharpe, tour performances by African-American Collective Theater (ACT)...
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Happy New Year to all of our friends and supporters from your African-American Collective Theater family. Onward and Upward in 2018!

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African-American Collective Theater (ACT) presents the latest in its annual series of Black LGBTQ Theater Showcases in observance of DC Black Pride Weekend.

Best wishes, from your friends at African-American Collective Theater, ACT!

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Concluding our traditional yearly airing, with the final episode...Pt. 5 -- which I'm not sure has ever been posted online before.

Merry Christmas from ACT!

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Concluding our traditional yearly airing, with the final episode...Pt. 5 -- which I'm not sure has ever been posted online before. Sheila, Stacy, Charles, Marty & Chynna, from 2004.

Merry Christmas from ACT!

Continuing our traditional yearly airing...Pt. 4

Merry Christmas from ACT!

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Sheila Cutchlow & Stacy Chavis.

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Continuing our traditional yearly airing...Pt. 3

Merry Christmas from ACT!

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Sheila Cutchlow, Stacy Chavis, and Marty Pree

"Christmas Gifts" pt. 3

Merry Christmas from ACT!

Part 2

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Sheila Cutchlow, Stacy Chavis, Charles Harris, Jr., Marty Pree
and Leila Chynna Pree "Christmas Gifts" pt. 2

Merry Christmas from ACT!

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Happy Holidays! A blast from the past...

Sheila Cutchlow, Stacy Chavis, Charles Harris, Jr.,
Marty Pree and Leila Chynna Pree.

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Written & Directed by Alan Sharpe

"Christmas Gifts" pt. 1

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There is nothing so empowering for an artist as affirmation from family, respected colleagues and especially one's own target audience.

I am humbled, grateful and encouraged to have ACT's artistic efforts on behalf of our community recognized along with so many others for whom I hold the utmost regard. It is a true honor to have our work included on the 2017 Black LGBTQ Power 100 list.

All gratitude to Waddie G. and the selection committee...as we at African-American Collecti...ve Theater (ACT) continue to strive!

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Since 2012, more than 450 men, women, groups and organizations have been highlighted for their empowering, educating, engaging and entertaining platforms of influence on the annual BLACK LGBTQ POWE…
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Best wishes for a warm and safe holiday from your friends at African-American Collective Theater. Hope you know how grateful we are for your support throughout the year!

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Short play featured in African-American Collective Theater (ACT) 25th Anniversary Celebration, "ACT@25!" May 2017 Featuring... Davon Harris, Mericus Ryan Ada...
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Excerpt from the short play "Raw Deal" presented by African-American Collective Theater (ACT) in the New Works Reading Series of the DC Black Theater Festiva...
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In observance of Spirit Day...

Sheila, Nasir and (offstage voice) David, in an excerpt from "Play Ball" about 13 year-old Travis Battle, who commits suicide to escape homophobic bullying.

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Written & directed by Alan Sharpe for African-American Collective Theater (ACT) 11th annual Memorial Day Weekend BLGBT Theater Showase, Sunday, May 24, 2009 at ...Warehouse Theater, Washington, DC. This excerpt features Sheila Cutchlow as Portia and Nasir Powell as Travis.

The off-camera voice is David Lamont Wilson.

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WHAT IS SPIRIT DAY?

Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to "go purple" on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world.

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