Black Arts MKE

Black Arts in Milwaukee at the Marcus Center

Black Arts MKE

COMMITTED TO INCREASING THE AVAILABILITY AND QUALITY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS.

Black Arts MKE collaborates with local artists and arts organizations to bring renowned and original performance arts works by African American authors, playwrights, poets, musicians, and composers to our community.

Our arts education outreach and community programs serve over 8,850 low income youth and their families. Black Arts MKE’s annual signature performance event – Black Nativity by Langston Hughes is a holiday musical favorite in Milwaukee.

Black Arts MKE is a proud Affiliate Member of United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) and an in-residence group at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

Black Arts MKE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.

BRONZEVILLE ARTS ENSEMBLE

Bronzeville at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee

 

Founded in 2013, Bronzeville Arts Ensemble strives to illuminate the black experience in America by developing and creating theater while also providing artistic and educational programming opportunities, committed to collaborating with the local and national community, inspiring healing and positive social change.

Bronzeville Arts Ensemble is a professional theater company in residence with Black Arts MKE at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee, WI.

YOUTH PERFORMING ARTS ALL DAY SUMMER CAMP
JULY 6 – AUGUST 31, 2020

Youth Performing Arts Summer returns to bring the musical theater experience for disadvantaged City of Milwaukee youth ages 12 to 18. Youth will be challenged to audition, choose a story to adapt into a 45 minute musical theater performance, write the script, songs, and rehearse the play.

ANGELBlack Arts at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee

 

It’s show time as Angela joins Black Arts MKE Performing Arts Summer Camp as they create a live theater. Angela also introduces us to a Milwaukee DJ using her musical talents and love of hip hop to give back, a Muscoda man using goats as low-tech vegetation management, an accomplished teen archer from Cadott, and two men who share the love of puppets: the Madison creator and a Mt. Horeb collector.
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They discover their unique talents in design by creating set pieces, and simple costume pieces. Youth will learn to increase their self-direction, confidence and assurance in themselves.

Camp theater direction will be provided by Sheri Williams Pannell (Co-Founder, Bronzeville Arts Ensemble) with Black Arts MKE teaching artists in dance, visual arts, and music. Our four week, all days arts camp includes meals and arts supplies.

Get your family and friends and attend one of the free culminating performances leading up to a free community performance at Black Arts Fest MKE.

For more information, contact us at info@blackartsmke.org or (414) 270-4494.

Black Arts Youth Camp at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee

 

BLACK NATIVITY BY LANGSTON HUGHES
DECEMBER 9 – 13, 2020

Milwaukee’s newest annual holiday musical, Black Nativity by Langston Hughes’ song play is a testament to the power of gospel music, telling the classic story of the Nativity through a combination of African American scripture, poetry, dance, and song. Black Nativity by Langston Hughes is directed by Sheri Williams Pannell and features a talented, all local cast and crew.

Contact Us

Black Arts MKE

929 North Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414.270.4494
email: Black Arts MKE