Black Nativity


Photo Credit: Jenny Plevin/Black Arts MKE

Even if religion is not your thing, 'Black Nativity' remains an enjoyable show that’s brimming with song, dance and celebration set to the beat of African drums. Read more



Photo Credit: Jenny Plevin

The departure of director Malkia Stampley has inspired Black Arts MKE to apply the West African concept of Sankofa. Read more

A&E Feature


Photo Credit: Jenny Plevin

Director Malkia Stampley and her team locate the ancient story in today’s Milwaukee where a child is born to a homeless Black Mary and Joseph under a local viaduct. Read more



Photo credit: Jenny Plevin

For the third year and counting, the Marcus Center has teamed with its resident company, Black Arts MKE, to present Langston Hughes’ song play Black Nativity. Read more


Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity returns to the Marcus Center for a second year in a row. The production features many new actors and new direction under Malkia Stampley. Performances run Dec. 1-11. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly


Photo by Jenny Plevin

Black Arts Think Tank’s staging of Black Nativity by Langston Hughes was warm, electrifying and well-worth visiting again next year. Read more


The Black Arts Think Tank (BATT) presents Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity with the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Dec. 10-13 at the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall. Read more


Black Arts Think Tank is looking to stage a production of Black Nativity. Langston Hughes’ retelling of the classic Nativity story with an entirely black cast will be staged at the Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall early this coming December. The g.. Read more


This contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ play follows the lessons learned by street-wise Baltimore teen Langston (Jacob Latimore). When his single mom (Jennifer Hudson) takes Langston to New York City to spend the holidays with his ... Read more

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