Project: Catalyst Convening

Client: The National Black Theatre


NBT was founded in 1968 in the heart of Harlem by the late Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, an award winning, visionary artist and entrepreneur. With a distinguished history of innovative work in its community, NBT is among the oldest Black Theaters in the country, and amongst the longest owned and operated by a woman of color. NBT is also a pioneer as the first to establish revenue generating Black art complex located at 2031 5th Avenue in Harlem, NY.  

Our Work

The National Black Theatre contracted BDAC to co-create and facilitate a strategic convening of twenty historically black theatre companies nation-wide. The result was The Catalyst Convening and toolkit, which has been made available virtually to all participants.

Watch The State of Black Theatre re-capping Catalyst's major findings:

Mara Measor