CONGRATULATIONS ROBERT HOOKS AND THE DC BLACK REPERTORY COMPANY!

WELCOME to the DC Black Repertory Community!

"I think that theatre can serve as an incredibly important instrument ...."  

-- Robert Hooks 1971

47TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

PHOTOS OF CELEBRATORY EVENTS!

 October 18 and 19, 2018 was an historic event celebrating the legacy of the DC Black Repertory Company, founded by local son, Robert Hooks in the 1970s, goes beyond the photographs of individuals and moments on stage. It was a liberating movement capturing the outrage of DC’s black community, binding it with creativity, love and empowerment and releasing it as its members flowered as actors, dancers, producers, vocalists and administrators on a national/international stage.

Its founder, Robert Hooks, accomplished actor, director and producer wanted to open the “doors of Black culture to Washington, DC.” (Blue Book: The DC Black Repertory Company). 

DC’s Black Rep was a permanent professional acting and dance repertory company, employing skilled actors and dancers. It was an early example of community engaged art practice by offering an actor’s workshop training program – tuition free—for semi-professional and amateur actors; an apprentice program for lighting and sound technicians, box office personnel, house staff, stage managers and public relations staff. Performances were parks as well is in the theatre. 


See the 47th Year Celebration photos below.

PROCLAMATION HONORING ROBERT HOOKS AND THE DC BLACK REPERTORY COMPANY

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PROCLAMATION "ROBERT HOOKS DAY"

EXHIBIT AT BUSBOYS AND POETS

EXHIBIT AT BUSBOYS AND POETS

REHEARSALS

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REHEARSALS

GALA HONORING ROBERT HOOKS & DC BLACK REPERTORY COMPANY FOUNDERS

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GALA AT LINCOLN THEATER

DC BLACK REPERTORY COMPANY GALA CELEBRATING 47 YEARS

 

"IT TOOK A VILLAGE"  

HONORING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE D.C. BLACK REPERTORY COMPANY

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018

Lincoln Theater DC

1215 U Street NW | Washington, DC 20009


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THE GALA AND EXHIBITION

MEMORABILIA: Remembering the DC Black Rep

The 47th ANNIVERSARY


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018  (New date)

GALA

The Lincoln Theatre

1215 U Street NW,| Washington, DC

7-10 PM

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 (New date)

EXHIBIT 

Bus Boys and Poets

14th and V Streets NW | Washington, DC 20009

2:30 PM to 5:00 PM

VIP RECEPTION 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM




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Contact 202-582-4213 for more information


  • The  D.C. Commisionon the Arts  & Humanities 
  • Council of Washington DC
  • The D.C. Departments of Arts and Recreation
  • Multi-Media Training Institute


  

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