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The Spectrum Theatre Company was born out of a need to create art that impacts the social and cultural norms facing the diverse populations in Austin, Texas.


The mission of the Spectrum Theatre Company is to create professional productions that promote artistic excellence through thought provoking stories of the human condition as seen through the spectrum of the African American experience. We are excited about working to build a theatre company whose success will belong to the community at-large.

JULY 12-13 

A mother’s hopes for her son clash with an educational system rigged against him in PIPELINE, the riveting new play by Dominique Morisseau. 


Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? 


With profound compassion and lyricism, PIPELINE brings an urgent conversation powerfully to the fore. Don’t miss this deeply moving story of a mother’s fight to give her son a future — without turning her back on the community that made him who he is.

DIRECTED BY JEREMY RASHAD BROWN

Dougherty Arts Center

1110 Barton Springs Road

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SPONSORED BY

CAST

Brandon Pegram as Omari
Kellee Fuller as Niya

Anthony Roscoe as Xavier

Kristin Johnson as Laurie

Khali McDuff-Sykes as Jasmine

Ryan Smith as Dun

18-19 

$25 GENERAL ADMISSION

$20 STUDENTS / SENIORS

7:30PM // 2:30PM JULY 13 MATINEE

THURSDAY JULY 18 PAY WHAT YOU WISH

FACING OUR TRUTH

Short Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege

UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS

Various authors. These six plays, each by a different author, address current issues facing black America today; their goal is “to elicit discussion in our collective communities about these urgent issues.”


August 2019 // Dougherty Arts Center Theater

ABOUT SPECTRUM THEATRE COMPANY

The Spectrum Theatre Company creates professional productions that promote artistic excellence through thought-provoking stories of the human condition as seen through the spectrum of the African American experience with the goal to:

  • Increase public awareness of the significant contributions of African Americans in creating a diversified American theatrical tradition.
  • Encourage and facilitate a culturally diverse and all-inclusive America by using theatre to teach, criticize, comment on, and model performance excellence.
  • Use theatre to create an American mythology that includes African Americans and other peoples of color in every thread of the fabric of our society.
  • Continue to maintain and stabilize a black performing arts community.

This powerful representation of African American theatre experience quickly began to open up endless possibilities of thought as to how the Black experience could be magnified throughout the community. After a successful journey to the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival during the fall of 2013, the group returned home to expand its membership by including other local actors to include  Billy Harden, Jacqui Cross, Carla Nickerson and Janis Stinson.


This powerful representation of African American theatre experience quickly began to open up endless possibilities of thought as to how the Black experience could be magnified throughout the community. After a successful journey to the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival during the fall of 2013, the group returned to home expanded its membership by including other local actors to include Felicia Dinwiddie, Judy Arnold, Matrex Kilgore, Te’ Juana Johnson, Billy Brooks, Timeca Serreti, Justin Waller, Feliz McDonald, Tim Curry and Robert Pellette..

The mission of the Spectrum Theatre Company is to create professional productions that promote artistic excellence through thought provoking stories of the human condition as seen through the spectrum of the African American experience. The Company is approaching this venture with a collective impact strategy that seeks collaboration and full support from many community stakeholders. We are excited about working to build a theatre company whose success will belong to the community at-large.

— T. Coppage

Finally a theatre company in Austin that represents my heritage, culture and pride for my nationality. I know for sure OUR story will be told our way, with our voices.

— V. McKain

Wonderful productions by a wonderful group of people creating productions and experiences people need to see and feel.

— C. Rusk

Great work and commitment to the community of Austin.

info@spectrumatx.org

512.688.6516


PO Box 685061

Austin, TX 78768

DEWY BROOKS
President and Executive Director

DR. CASSANDRA KNOBLOCH
Vice  President


WINSTON G. WILLIAMS
Treasurer

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