A&T Paper Lantern Theatre an Educational Professional Theatre

Paper Lantern Theatre was founded in 2009 and most recently has gone through an interesting transition and now is owned and operated by North Agricultural and Technical State University and is housed within the Historically Black Universities Nationally Award Winning Theatre Arts program. This relationship began when both entities collaborated to produce a professional production of Debbie Tucker Green’s Born Bad. Through this initial collaboration conversations began that eventually led to North Carolina A&T’s Theatre Arts program acquiring the non-profit company. Paper Lantern Theatre is now a professional extension of the Theatre Arts Program that hires professional actors, directors and designers and the students with direct supervision from theatre faculty serve as interns in various capacities to assist with running the company. The student’s participation is linked to their required Arts Administration and Internship class. They get the opportunity to have first-hand, real world experience managing all areas of a professional theatre company. This unique professional company works directly in concert with the universities strategic plan Preeminence 2020 set forth by Chancellor Harold Martin. Click to see the full Preeminence 2020 document


A&T Paper Lantern Theatre (A&T PLT) will produce Triad premiers of contemporary works by today’s hottest, award-winning playwrights. Collaborating with dozens of professional theatre artists across the region, A&T PLT is dedicated to producing work that pushes audiences and artists to grow through Creation, Collaboration and Risk.


To provide excellent educational opportunities, culturally enriching activities, diverse and life-changing artistic experiences for our students, the Campus Community, Greater Greensboro and NC Triad Region.


To produce theatre that reflects the human experience from, but not limited to, an African-American perspective inclusive of supporting new works and experimental theatre. To become the premier training program in acting and heater technology the uses the arts as a means to impact local, national and international communities.

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