New Freedom Theatre Celebrates Black History Month


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New Freedom Theatre Celebrates Black History Month

What’s Up! New Freedom during February 2016 – Productions/Rehearsals/Community/Renovations

New Freedom Theatre Celebrates Black History Month

  • New Freedom Theatre celebrates Black History Month. Beginning February 1st, New Freedom kicks off the month with the Edwin Forrest Mansion Renovation project. Yes! we are open during renovations
  • Production rental for the Dancing in the Streets rehearsals, begin February 1st  through February 29th, then off to tour!
  • Community rental Authentic  Life Church, Sundays – February 1  through 18th
  • New Freedom’s Performing Arts Training Program rehearsals begin February 1 through 29th, for Visions of Broadway on Broad Street production of the History of Blacks on Broadway
  • February 10th, New Freedom Theatre staff welcome two staff appointees. Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj and Adam Mace. Rajendra is an Indo-Caribbean American artist, educator, and activist. The New York Times hailed him as “one of the most talented directors in New York these days.” He is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Rebel Theatre. Rajendra joins New Freedom Theatre as the season’s Guest Artistic Director. Welcome aboard Rajendra, we’re looking forward to a great season with you!
  • Adam also joins us from Rebel Theatre where he is Associate Producing Artistic Director. As a director, Adam was praised by reviewer Ryan Leeds, “he should be commended for the fine work that he creates” Manhattan Digest (2015). Welcome aboard Adam, we’re happy to have you aboard!
  • New Freedom Theatre’s Community Access program hosts the Celebration of Life Ceremony for Ba Garrett February 13th
  • February 16th, New Freedom welcomes NBC10’s Wednesday’s Child program. Stay tuned for when the feature will be aired!
  • New Freedom Theatre co-presents with Keith From Up Da Block: Freedom Justice Laughter – The B-Girl Edition, February 20th
  • February 25th the Performing Arts Training Program students will perform in a Black History presentation at Wordsworth Academy
  • New Freedom rounds out the month with a Tribute to John Allen (co-founder of Freedom Theatre), by New Freedom Theatre’s own Barrymore Award-Winning Actor and Educator, Johnnie Hobbs Jr. The Tribute will take place in the OIC Building on February 29th


Renovation in Progress!

We ask our students, parents and patrons for patience as we renovate our beloved historical building.

During renovation, New Freedom is open for business…

The renovation project signals a renewal and transformation that we can all be proud of!

Renovation sign

Check out the history of the theatre under the “Our History” tab to find out more about the Edwin Forrest Mansion.