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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.

SATURDAY JUNE 8 2019

Following the end of the Civil War, many former slaves took advantage of The Homestead Act and went West to build new lives for themselves and their families. Set in 1898, the play is the story of several African-American female pioneers who settled together in the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas.

Vortex Theatre

2307 Manor Road

3:00 PM

$10

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CAST

Karma Stewart as Sophie

Dora Robinson as Leah

Kellee Fuller as Fannie

Robert King as Will

Rebekka Bryant as Minnie

Lamont Lofton as Frank

PIPELINE

FACING OUR TRUTH

Short Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege

UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS

An inner-city public high school teacher is committed to her students, but desperate to give her only son opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, she must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent.


July 2019 // Dougherty Arts Center Theater

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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