Community is a big part of what we do. Our Spaghetti Supper brings the community together for dinner and open discussion. "What do you believe? What do you feel? What do you think?"
One person, one voice, many characters. Many of our featured programs (plays) are "One Person Plays". These theatrical presentation have one actor that portrays several characters as they pay tribute to leaders of the past and those who have made a difference in the world community.
(See Programs for more info)
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON
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".