National Black Theatre and Classical Theatre of Harlem to Present DUTCHMAN, 4/30-5/23

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Following the successful, award-winning 2013 co-production of Detroit ’67 written by Dominique Morisseau, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer‘s National Black Theatre (NBT) and The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) officially announce their second co-production. The famed Harlem arts institutions will produce the 50th Anniversary revival of “Dutchman” by LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) from April 30 to May 23, 2014. Carl Cofield will direct the revival.

This limited engagement production of the classic political allegory of the 1960’s Black Arts Movement will pay tribute to the great Amiri Baraka and give a retrospective look at the Black Arts Movement as well as relevant current events through Community Engagements that will deepen the theatrical experience of the play.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at or by calling NBT directly at (212) 722- 3800.

cropped-larry-baraka-and-me.pngLarry Leon Hamlin, Amiri Baraka and W. Calvin Anderson, M.Ed at NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE FESTIVAL


Previews beginning Wednesday, April 30, 2014 to Friday, May 2, 2014. Tickets are $25 for previews only. ‘Dutchman’ has a limited performance schedule; The production opens May 3, 2014 with an Opening Night Gala that includes a reception starting at 7 pm, with the play starting at 8 pm. Performances will take place Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2 pm. Sunday performances will be at 4 pm. The final week will additionally include three 2 pm matinee weekday performances on May 20, 21 and 22. Tickets are $35 general admission with the following exceptions: all seats for the evening shows during the final week are $40. Opening and Closing Night Gala tickets (May 3 and May 23) are $50. Discount tickets are available for groups (10+), senior citizens, students and active military members. Tickets are available by calling (212) 722-3800, logging onto or going to NBT’s Box Office located at 2031 Fifth Avenue between 125th and 126th Streets in Harlem; NBT’s Box Office hours are from 1:00pm to 6:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday.


Carl Cofield (Director) is a New York-based director and actor. He directed the award-winning world premiere of One Night In Miami (Huffington Post Best of L.A. 2013, N.A.A.C.P., L.A. Drama Critics Circle and others) for Rogue Machine Theater. Cofield’s New York City directing credits include: The Seven by Will Power at the Connelly Theatre, The Tuskegee Airman Project for CUNY York College, Hello, I’m Eve by Rebecca Nicholson, The Bear, and others. He assisted Molly Smith in the world premiere of Camp David by Laurence Wright at Arena Stage. He also assisted Kent Gash on Langston In Harlem at Urban Stages.

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