Welcome to African American Repertory Theater

AART General Auditions will be on Saturday, 12/3/16 from 10 - 1PM
Appointments are required. 

Email aartaudition@gmail.com to book an appointment.



TICKETS:  $15 - $35

BASED ON A TRUE STORY: Harriet Jacobs by Lydia R. Diamond  is a gripping play based on the life and eyewitness accounts of a slave girl.  After nearly seven years of hiding in a garret above her grandmother's home, Harriet Ann Jacobs took a step in 1842 that other slaves only dared to dream.  This must see story of hardship, heartbreak, survival, escape and triumph is a piece of history taken from the pages of a book written by the one who lived it. Infused with songs, AART will transport you back to a place in African American History that many are not aware of.

" No pen can give adequate description of the all-pervading corruption produced by slavery"  Harriet Ann Jacobs


Thank you for supporting AART's production of Radio Golf by August Wilson!

Thank you for supporting AART's Production of Miss Evers' Boys!

AART is thankful to TACA for their support!


AART is Celebrating 7 Years

Make your Donation today for $7 or more and join in on the celebration

DALLAS, TEXAS - The African American Repertory Theater (AART) is pleased to announce its seventh season line up.  AART will produce four award-winning main stage productions, including three regional premieres, one of which will be performed at the Wyly Theatre in the Dallas Arts District as part of The Elevator Project.   The other three productions will be produced at the KD Studio Theatre.  Performances throughout the season are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.

Detroit ’67 (October 31 – November 23, 2014, previews October 30th )
by Dominique Morisseau (Regional Premiere)

Location:  KD Studio Theatre – Dallas, Texas

Winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History

It's 1967 in Detroit, Michigan and Motown music is getting the party started.  Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning the basement of their late parent’s home into an after-hours joint. Tensions mount when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives and the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.  

Miss Evers Boys
(February 20 - March 8, 2015), by David Feldshuh

Location:  KD Studio Theatre – Dallas, Texas

Winner of the New American Play Award Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama
Miss Evers' Boys explores the moral, ethical, and medical dilemmas faced by those involved in one of the most notorious medical secrets in American history, the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, performed by the United States government from 1932 to 1972.  This powerful drama is a fictional account based on this shocking study. As the story unfolds, Nurse Evers wrestles with her loyalty to the institute's doctors while her band of patients fight to live through the power of music and dance.    

Radio Golf
(May 22 – June 7, 2015 / previews May 21st) by August Wilson
(Regional Premiere) Location:  Wyly Theatre, 6th Floor Studio Theatre  

Winner! 2007 New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Best Play 
Nominee! 2007 Tony Award, Best Play 
Nominee! 2007 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Play  

Harmond Wilks, an Ivy League-educated lawyer with an educated and ambitious wife, plans to redevelop a poverty-stricken section of Pittsburgh with his business partner and friend, Roosevelt Hicks, while preparing for his candidacy to become Pittsburgh’s first black mayor. Plans change when the owner of an old property in the middle of the redevelopment area refuses to give up his home, which has a more significant past than Harmond or Roosevelt could have ever imagined, prompting Harmond to confront the past. 

LOCATION for First 3 Shows:
Gee's Bend          (Aug. 21 - Sept. 7, 2014)
Detroit '67            (Oct. 30 - Nov. 23, 2014)
Miss Evers' Boys  (Feb. 20 - Mar. 8, 2015)

LOCATION for Radio Golf by August Wilson
May 21 - June 7, 2015


Map to KD Studio Theatre:





Irma P. HallThank you for your support of AART during our first six seasons!  In our sixth year we reached new heights. The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez and Joe Turners Come and Gone by August Wilson were all time fan favorites and received much critical success.  Our production of homeschooled by Jonathan Norton marked the first time an original work was produced by AART!  homeschooled was funded by the TACA Donna Wilhelm Family New Works Fund.  Many thanks to TACA and the Donna Wilhelm family for your support!  In fiscal 2015 we plan to take AART to new heights  and with your support it can happen! The founders and our Board of Directors invite you to stay connected with AART by joining our mailing list and becoming a fan on our face book page and twitter.  To renew your patronage, click on our donation link.  AART is a 501C3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.   Thank you for your continued support of AART.



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To produce engaging, culturally diverse theater from an African American        perspective while educating our community on African American history and the arts.

                          African-American Repertory Theater’s goals are:

To create opportunity for African American artists, while exercising non-traditional    casting to create an all-inclusive tapestry reflective of the members of our community.

To produce quality cross cultural theater that will enhance the values of the African American community.

To educate our youth and the community at large to foster a greater awareness of African American history and the arts.   

To encourage collaborative efforts between organizations from a variety of sectors to leave a lasting impact on our society.

To use the arts to dispel the stereotypes of the African American community and other cultures.


         AART is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit and all contributions are tax deductable. 

                                               CONTACT INFO:

                                            African American Repertory Theater
                                            3630 Harry Hines Blvd
                                             Dallas, Texas 75219
                                             (972) 572-0998

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