Black Theatre

August Wilson’s Statement on The Role of Black Theatre

To correct distortions of Black history

To reclaim a collective Black mindset

To restore Black spirits crushed by white oppressors

To rebuild Black dignity and self esteem

To state Black issues in vernacular terms

Tor provide a venue and source of income for Black talent

To showcase Black tastes, values, and autonomy

To present characters and stories that uplift the Black self-image

To celebrate the endurance of a Black minority in an overwhelmingly white society

To legitimize Black ethics, pride and values in theatricals that are uniquely African American