Black Nativity 2018 – A Time for Giving

The National Center of Afro-American Artists presents the 48th season of Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity December 7 – 9, December 14 – 16 and December 21 – 23, 2018  at the Paramount Theater, 559 Washington Street Boston, Massachusetts.

For over five decades, Black Nativity has trained thousands of young people. Many have gone on to build successful careers in the arts and education. All have gained enriched lives.

Your contribution helps sustain this great tradition. Waves of children have learned skills and gained confidence through our production. Since 1970 the production has balanced discipline and hard work with the joy of performance.

Black Nativity gives aspiring artists the opportunity to be mentored and encouraged by mature artists within the context of a great company. The more than seventy-five actors, dancers, musicians, singers and backstage crew members continue to model the best of an interdisciplinary, creative comm unity.

Help us give the benefits of this legacy to new generations through Black Nativity by making a generous donation.

Make your donation by clicking the button above or by check sent to:  NCAAA/BN, 300 Walnut Avenue, Boston, MA 02119-1324

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Without a doubt Black Nativity is a theatrical wonderment. A joyous company of singers, actors, dancers and musicians deliver its powerful message of joy, hope, victory and liberation.
Produced by the National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAAA) as a gift from Boston’s black community to all men and women of “good will.” The textured, delicate voices of children and sonorous voices of adults have enthralled Boston audiences since 1970.
NCAAA Executive Director, Edmund Barry Gaither, asserts “Our cast of more than fifty embraces this perspective and has itself become an expansive family expressing these values.” Although a few cast members have performed every season, about one-quarter of the cast is new each year.
The children are especially exciting. Some are performing publicly for the first time. Each year they prove that they are the hope for our future.
Black Nativity honors the conviction of NCAAA founder Elma Lewis and original Musical Director John Andrew Ross that spiritual and humane values have to be celebrated to build wholesome communities.
The famed Harlem Renaissance figure Langston Hughes was a close family friend to John Andrew Ross. Mr. Ross’ arrangements continue to anchor our production  under Executive Producer Voncille Ross and Co-Musical Directors Milton Wright and Marilyn Andry. Dance master Desiree Springer O’Neal interprets the dramatic choreography of George Howard.