Black Ensemble Theater is a non-profit arts organization with 501 (c) 3 tax exempt status. This is their 40th anniversary season. The show “Diva’s “A tribute to Woman of Soul” written by Jackie Taylor, previews December 12, 13, 18 & 19th.
Our mission is to be a major cultural resource institution for the preservation, perpetuation & promulgation of the African American aesthetic in the city of Chicago, the state of Illinois and the Nation. Toward this end, eta Creative Arts Foundation shall provide professional opportunities by way of training & performances for the development of both youth and adults as artists and technicians; sales for visual artists through the gallery and exposure for the general public to authentic, valid projections of African American lifestyles, experiences and aspirations.
Over 25,000 youth participate in HWCC annually. HWCC has a 1,000 seat theater, video editing lab, a full service recording studio, computer lab, 2 story cascading atrium/exhibition hall, and a museum. The Harold Washington Cultural Center’s mission is to preserve and protect African American Culture. HWCC utilizes performing and media arts to deter at risk behavior in youth.