Black Arts MKE Archives

‘Black Nativity by Langston Hughes’ returns to kick off holiday season in Milwaukee

November 17, 2022

Black Arts MKE’s beloved holiday musical returns for its seventh year with its biggest and best production to date. Black Nativity by Langston Hughes runs one weekend only – December 8-11, 2022, at the Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall, Marcus Center. Set in Milwaukee rather than Bethlehem, this joyous and hopeful re-telling of Hughes’ original… [Read More]

Audition notice: ‘Black Nativity By Langston Hughes’

July 21, 2022

Black Arts MKE is seeking performers for its holiday musical production of Black Nativity By Langston Hughes – a testament to the timeless work of Langston Hughes, telling the story of the Nativity through a combination of scripture, poetry, dance and song from the African American perspective. Directed by Dimonte Henning, Black Nativity By Langston… [Read More]

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Epsilon Kappa Omega Chapter, and Black Arts MKE present ‘I AM. Master Class Dance Camp’

June 30, 2022

On June 24, 2022, nine Milwaukee-area students completed the I AM. Master Class Dance Camp and received Certificates of Achievement. The dance camp was a 5-day immersive dance experience for middle and high school students interested in careers in dance. I AM. Master Class gave local youth exposure to instructor James Gilmer, an accomplished black… [Read More]

Black Nativity by Langston Hughes celebrates 5th Year at Marcus Center

December 13, 2019

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, Black Arts MKE presented a community night preview performance of “Black Nativity” by Langston Hughes at the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall. This holiday season marks the 5th year that the play has preformed in Milwaukee and has become an annual holiday tradition for families here in the… [Read More]