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August 2022

3RD ANNUAL

2022 Milwaukee Black Theater Festival

August 10-14, 2022

2022 MILWAUKEE BLACK THEATER FESTIVAL

Black Arts MKE is proud to present the third annual Milwaukee Black Theater Festival, returning to venues across the city from August 10-14. The week-long celebration of Black arts and culture features free and ticketed events throughout each day including full-production and staged reading plays, an R&B and Gospel fundraiser concert, spoken word, music and dance performances, talk-back and panel discussions. This year’s theme is The Black Family: Generations Speak! Presented by generations of MKE-based Black artists, the festival includes events for the entire family, acknowledges community challenges and encourages everyone to come together now to celebrate Black theater, healing and unity.

THE BLACK FAMILY: GENERATIONS SPEAK!

Digital Program

At-a-glance Festival Schedule

Press Release

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AUGUST 10TH - 14TH - Performance Events are FREE* with registration except as noted below.

CLICK ON EACH SHOW TO REGISTER & BUY TICKETS FOR THE CONCERT FUNRAISER:

                                          

*Milwaukee Black Theater Festival Family Reunion Concert Fundraiser is a ticketed event. 

 

 

THANK YOU, generous supporters of our mission during this especially difficult pandemic period.  We're beyond grateful for your sustaining funding and helping us to return to live performing arts.

 

CHANGE IN COVID-19 POLICIES.  Black Arts MKE 2022 Season takes place at the Marcus Performing Arts Center. In alignment with new local and national guidance from the Milwaukee Health Department and the CDC, the Marcus Performing Arts Center will no longer require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or proof of negative test within 72 hours of events for all audience members attending performances.  Wearing masks indoors is now optional.  This Marcus Performing Arts Center announcement is made with the support of the City of Milwaukee Health Department and in alliance with the larger Milwaukee arts community.  Click on the image below to view the reopening policies.