Mellon Foundation to Provide $5 Million to Aid Black Theaters

two actors/musicians on stage, inside individual glass booths Daniel Bernard Roumain, left, and Lisa Arrindell in “Twelve Angry Men... and Women,” which was recently staged by the Billie Holiday Theater. Photo: Hollis King/The Billie Holiday Theater.

The Billie Holiday Theatre is spearheading The Black Seed, a strategic plan that will offer grants to up to 50 theaters across the US.

“The Black Seed stands on the shoulders of Black theater leaders who came before and centered the work by us, for us, about us and near us,” said Indira Etwaroo, the executive artistic director of the Billie Holiday Theater.

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