PRODUCTION HISTORY

HISTORY

ArtsCentric is a color-conscious organization committed to reexamining traditional roles in the arts, advancing original stories of specific cultures, and fostering educational advancement to strengthen the community through the power of theatre.

ArtsCentric started with a dream in 2003, when the founders dreamed of creating more performance opportunities for young African-American artists like themselves. What began as a dream slowly morphed into an experiment: a core group of young artists armed with talent and fresh ideas, committed to producing and performing. ArtsCentric forged partnerships and relationships with Baltimore/D.C. area organizations which paved the way for what would become the fiber of ArtsCentric’s mission and model: providing entertainment that is color-conscious, community-oriented, educational and enriching.

Today, ArtsCentric emerges as a 501(c)3 nonprofit theater company. We produce four to five innovative productions of traditional, contemporary and original musicals, plays, and concert works per season. In addition to our main stage productions, ArtsCentric holds two summer institutes for aspiring young artists, and offers arts training courses through ArtsCentric Academy's virtual and in-person classes. Ultimately, ArtsCentric strives to positively impact a broad and diverse audience base, and uphold high standards of quality entertainment, while using the arts to inform, change, and enhance lives, one audience at a time.

Production History

Putting It Together (2004)

Simply Christmas (2004)

2005

Ain't Misbehavin'

Night of January 16th 

2006

Songs For A New World

Dreamgirls

Into The Woods

2007

Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida

2008

The Children's Hour

2011

Black Nativity: Live in Concert

2012

Next to Normal

2013

For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf

2014

Sincerely, Me!

Jesus Christ Superstar

The Color Purple

2015

Sincerely, MeN!

Snapshots

2016

Dreamgirls

Sincerely, Holidays!

2017

Chicago

Memphis

Sister Act

2018

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida 

La Cage Aux Folles

Black Nativity

2019

Little Shop of Horrors

The Wiz

2020

We Are Proud to Present A Play...

by Jackie Sibblies Drury