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American Theatre, A New World Awaits Us

06-12-2020 News

Dr. Indira Etwaroo and Kenny Leon. (Photo of Leon by Lelund Durond Thompson)           EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION | OPINION  JUNE 10, 2020  0 COMMENTS A New World Awaits Us For Black theatre artists, this is a time for healing; for our white counterparts, it is a time of reckoning. Can we make...

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The Black Rep announces a shift in the schedule of its 44th season

05-25-2020 News

Bubbling Brown Sugar, which would have opened the 44th season at The Edison Theatre in September,  will move into Season 45. Producing Director, Ron Himes explains, “We were looking forward to opening with BUBBLING BROWN SUGAR but we’re not sure what the world post Covid will be. But, we know things...

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SEASON 43 ENDS - CANCELLATION MARIE AND ROSETTA

04-17-2020 News

PRESS RELEASE: SEASON 43 ENDS - CANCELLATION MARIE AND ROSETTA   ST. LOUIS April 16, 2020 – The Coronavirus Pandemic has significantly disrupted communities and businesses around the world. The St. Louis region and The Black Rep is no different in compliance with the Shelter-at-Home order. We have held...

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You Shop, Amazon Gives

04-08-2020 News

Welcome To:   You shop. Amazon gives.                                                                                        

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REMAINING PERFORMANCES OF SPELL #7 CANCELLED

03-12-2020 News

Dear Friends, We believe in the power of theatre to bring communities together in the most difficult times, however after much consideration and in an abundance of caution, we’ve made the decision to cancel the remaining performances of Spell #7. While I know our patrons and...

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TEF POE TO MAKE HIS BLACK REP DEBUT IN SPELL #7

02-18-2020 News

ST. LOUIS FEBRUARY 3, 2020 – “Spell # 7” will be The Black Rep debut of rap artist Tef Poe. Tef Poe has received numerous Hip-Hop awards for his work, and was recently featured as a Harvard Fellow at the W.E.B. DuBois Research institute. Tef says “This is...

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PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP

Since its inception more than twenty years ago, The Black Rep Professional Internship Program has trained more than 100 actors, stage managers, theatre administrators, and production leaders. Each year, six to seven interns receive extended training and performing opportunities under the program.

The professional internship is a full-time position, which runs August through May and includes a weekly stipend. The program is designed for aspiring and serious-minded individuals who are seeking to build their craft through the functions of professional theatre. Artists who have completed college and/or have sufficient artistic or technical training are encouraged to apply.

Artists accepted into the program are involved in a comprehensive theatre format, including assignments from the administrative, educational and artistic departments. Interns travel throughout the region, performing touring productions at area schools, community centers and other organizations. In addition to touring, they teach workshops and residencies, take master classes with guest directors, performers and playwrights.

Interns also rotate throughout the mainstage season working on the running crews, concessions, merchandise and box office, supervising student matinees and assisting in the administrative office. In the past, members of the program have also had opportunities to appear in The Black Rep’s award-winning mainstage productions.

For more information on the Professional Internship Program Heather Beal at (314) 534-3807.

Download the Professional Acting Internship Application here: files/ACTING_Intern_Application_2016-2017.pdf