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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-sixth year of publication, Black Masks has subscribers throughout the U.S., in Canada and in the Carib-bean. 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 $25 a year. Electronic subscriptions are $20.

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.

Spring 2020

Omi Osun Joni L. Jones

In her career as an innovative scholar, artist, author and teacher, Omi Osun Joni L. Jones has embraced and advanced African-descended intellectual, spiritual and performance traditions from Yoruba cosmology to theatre jazz and beyond.

Winter 2021

Chadwick Boseman: A Journey in Black Theatre and Beyond

Theatre luminaries, including Woodie King Jr. and Phylicia Rashad, share memories of Chadwick Boseman's early years in theatre, where he sharpened his craft and developed into the artist that would later captivate a multitude of movie enthusiasts.

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