Spring 2022


Photo by Brenna Merritt

Fall '21/Winter '22


Photo by Linda Nicole Armstrong

Summer 2021


Your Source for Black Theatre and Entertainment

Black Masks is a long-established Black theatre and entertainment magazine. Created in 1984, this publication has gained the support of both Black theater and entertainment practitioners and audiences. The founder and publishing editor is playwright Beth Turner.

In its thirty-seventh year of publication, Black Masks has subscribers throughout the U.S., in Canada and in the Caribbean. Published quarterly, the magazine features articles on Black performing artists and Black arts groups, and overviews of important Black theater and entertainment issues. Each edition also carries comprehensive listings of current U.S. and occasion-ally international Black theater and entertainment events. The articles in Black Masks are based on original interviews and research. Print subscriptions are only $28 a year. Electronic subscriptions are $20.

Spring 2022

Willa J. Taylor: Theatre, Youth Advocacy and Social Justice

An early enthusiast of backstage theatre work, Taylor ultimately found her true passion in applied theatre, a theatre practice she employs to empower youth to use their voices to make a difference in theatre and in the world.

Fall 2021/Winter 2022

Steve Broadnax III: A Blessed Director, Writer and Performer

From his first professional acting lead at St. Louis Black Rep, to his present position as resident director of People's Light Theatre in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Broadway director Steve Broadnax's success shows that all roads to Broadway need not start exclusively in New York theatre.

Summer 2021

Linda Armstrong: Black Theatre in Her Heart

Starting her long career as a theatre critic at the New York Amsterdam News, Linda Armstrong has risen through the ranks of theatre reviewers to earn a place in respected organizations, such as the Drama Desk, even as her constructive reviews helped many Black theatre artists to ascend also.

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