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Your Source for Black Theatre and Entertainment

Black Masks is a long-established Black theater and entertainment magazine. Created in 1984, this publication has gained the support of both Black theater and entertainment practitioners and audiences. The founder and publishing editor is playwright Beth Turner.

In its thirty-sixth year of publication, Black Masks has subscribers throughout the U.S., in Canada and in the Carib-bean. Published quarterly, the magazine features articles on Black performing artists and Black arts groups, and overviews of important Black theater and entertainment issues. Each edition also carries comprehensive listings of current U.S. and occasion-ally international Black theater and entertainment events. The articles in Black Masks are based on original interviews and research. Print subscriptions are only $25 a year. Electronic subscriptions are $20.

Spring 2021

Omi Osun Joni L. Jones

In her career as an innovative scholar, artist, author and teacher, Omi Osun Joni L. Jones has embraced and advanced African-descended intellectual, spiritual and performance traditions from Yoruba cosmology to theatre jazz and beyond.

Winter 2021

Chadwick Boseman: A Journey in Black Theatre and Beyond

Theatre luminaries, including Woodie King Jr. and Phylicia Rashad, share memories of Chadwick Boseman's early years in theatre, where he sharpened his craft and developed into the artist that would later captivate a multitude of movie enthusiasts.

Autumn 2020

The Mythical Rise of Nambi E. Kelley

Endowed with an African mythic name, Kelley pursues her theatre career as a multipotentialite--a creative artist gifted at both playwriting and acting.

Spring/Summer 2020

Dominique Morisseau: A Voice for Today's Theatre

The career of this innovative, dynamic Detroit native has taken off -- from the prestigious Off-Broadway and regional productions of her Detroit trilogy and other plays, to the Broadway production of her musical, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations, to writing for TV. Yet, she remains grounded and wary of being "hot-topic-ed."

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