Our Programs


The American Negro Playwright Theatre (ANPT) was founded in 1992 by William Barry Scott, Dorothy Scott, and Raymond Scott in Nashville, TN.  ANPT's first production was "Raisin in The Sun" which opened at TPAC (Tennessee Performing Arts Center).

ANPT served as the resident professional theatre group at Tennessee State University for 12 years.  During those years ANPT was the only professional Black Theatre company at a HBCU (Historically Black College/University) with many shows commissioned by TPAC ("Joyful Noise; "Ain't Got Long to Stay Here"; "American Slavery Play"...).  During the years at TSU ANPT provided training and development for students and faculty with the Summer Stock & Humanities outreach.  Students from all over the state came to receive training with these programs.

For 6 years ANPT worked out of The Next Level Theatre in downtown Nashville providing the community with original productions and community events.  We currently collaborate with the Historic Woolworth in downtown Nashville, TN with programs and shows for the community.

Our current shows include "ROSA", "I Am Freedom: The Fannie Lou Hamer Story", "Miracle in Rwanda", "Courage to Lead", and "Ain't Got Long to Stay Here".

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