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Your Source for Black Theater and Entertainment News

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 thirtieth year of publication, Black Masks has subscribers throughout the U.S., in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. 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 occasionally 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 PDF subscriptions are $20.

Fall 2015

Ntozake Shange's Rebirth: An Interview

Overcoming more than four years of serious health issues, Ntozake Shange is back walking, talking, writing, and performing. She discusses her writing process and shares her latest projects and aspirations in a rare interview.

Spring/Summer 2015

Natonal Black Theatre Festival 2015: Black Theatre Lives

With 60,000 participants anticipated and a slate of events bound to amaze, the 2015 National Black Theatre Festival promises to live up to its claim to fame as the Black Theatre Holy Ground once again.

Fall/Winter 2015 Issue: 30th Anniversary

S. Epatha Merkerson: Behind the Laughter, a Consummate Artist

S. Epatha MerkersonŐs easily tickled sense of humor almost cost her an early Broadway role but she has shown the industry that, despite her laughter, few can rival her focus and her prodigious talent.


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