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Black Theatre Ensemble

The Black Theatre Ensemble is intent on establishing a platform for people of color to express themselves artistically both on and offstage. We seek to uplift playwrights, actors, and theatre artists of color. In doing so, we provide an outlet for creative expression, development, and community that is largely unavailable on campus. BTE productions are as diverse as our casts, including student-written works and plays, classics of the black theatre canon, and contemporary and experimental pieces. All productions are chosen with a careful eye, as they are meant to foster discussions about a host of issues for all students and people within diverse environments.


The Columbia University Black Theatre Ensemble creates theatre productions each fall and spring with and for the black community at Columbia University and New York City at large.

Instagram: @cublacktheatre


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