Black Rep celebrates 40 years with mural and musical that say ‘I’m not going’
By NANCY FOWLER • OCT 31, 2016
Artist William Burton Jr. talks with Black Rep founder Ron Himes as he works on a mural on the side of the theater company's office building.
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Miss Julie, Clarissa and John’: Servitude, oppression – and sex
By Kenya Vaughn 5
With “Miss Julie, Clarissa and John,” Mark Clayton Southers packs sex and scandal into the residual intergenerational traumas of slavery and oppression that endured after the Emancipation Proclamation.
The play, an adaptation of...Read more
With Its Pointed Take on Miss Julie, the Black Rep Begins Its Season with a Bang
By Paul Friswold Paul.Friswold@riverfronttimes.com
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Clarissa and John lead stable lives on the Hodge Tobacco Plantation. Both are free black people in Reconstruction-era Virginia, employees of a never-seen white man who is...Read more
Ron Himes, Founder and Producing Director of The Black Rep has been added to the Better Family Life Art project that seeks to beautify blighted buildings with paintings of prominent black St. Louisan
Ron Himes, Founder and Producing Director of The Black Rep has been added...Read more
The Black Rep Announces 2016 Season
ST. LOUIS – April 6, 2016 – The Black Rep is thrilled to announce its 2016-2017, 40th Anniversary Season. The bold line-up includes a Midwest premiere, August Wilson, a sizzling new show and the return of a Black Rep favorite...Read more
A night at ‘The Colored Museum’ makes for a magical evening
By Kenya Vaughn
Jun 30, 2016
Actress Alicia Like performs the opening sketch of The Black Rep’s staged reading of ‘The Colored Museum" on Monday, June 20, at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.
Seating was beyond capacity.
Those who could not find a...Read more