Theatre Program

About Vanecia Boone

Vanecia "Xulee" Boone earned her BFA from NC A&T's Theatre Arts Program and her MFA from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.  She is also a Playwright, Herbalist and Activist originally from Greensboro North Carolina. She has directed, For Colored Girls by Ntzoke Shange, The  Colored Museum and Konvergence with the African American Student Association of Theatre and Film. She was last seen in Degraced and Yellowface at Las Vegas Little Theatre and Her Favorite Credits include Shug Avery, The Color Purple (Barn Dinner Theatre, NC) Helen in Love, Hope and Promises (Las Vegas Black Gospel Theatre), Juliet in Romeo & Juliet (Nevada Conservatory Theatre), Vera in Seven Guitars (Nevada Conservatory Theatre) and Madam X in The Stronger (Richard B. Harrison Players). Vanecia has been acting since age three and now spends the majority of her time, writing plays, building her herb business and volunteering for her community. 

Mend A City: The Movement premieres at Paul Robeson Theatre 

North Carolina A&T State University and Paul Robeson Theatre present Mend A City: The Movement written by Tabia Mawusi, Xulee and Phillip J. Lightfoot and directed by Vanecia J. This explosive theatrical performance tells the story of protest, praise and power. Perfect for Black History Month the production uses rhythm and prose to boldly catapult audiences into a world of racism, revolution, rebirth and renewal. Mend A City: The Movement is an inspiring call to action that speaks directly to the hearts of men and women and will inspire them to rise, awaken and make a change.

Performance Dates and Times

Thursday, February 15 @7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 16 @7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 17 @ 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 18 @ 3:00 p.m.


Paul Robeson Theatre on the campus of NC A&T State University


Adults - $17.00
Senior Citizens & Non-A&T Students - $11.00
Children 12 & under - $6.00
A&T Students – Free with Aggie One Card

For tickets call 336.334.7749 or visit
For Group Rates call 336.334.7519

North Carolina A&T Theatre Arts Program is nationally ranked by Black Broadway as one of the top five Theatre Arts Programs for
African-American Students.


Whether you are planning on majoring in Acting, Theatre Arts Administration or Theatre with a Technical emphasis, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) cater to the specific needs of Black theatre professionals and can provide you with the education and support that you will need to start or enhance your theatre career. HBCUs have long been known as the cornerstone of educational opportunity for Blacks. In no particular order, Broadway Black has identified what we believe to be the top 5 HBCU theatre programs. (Read More)

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