North Carolina A&T State University Theatre Arts Program 2017-2018 Season

Please see the season below and click here to download fillable Season Subscriber form.  This offer is available for the 2017-2018 season.

Mississippi Born and Bred

Written and Directed by Dr. Darius Omar Williams

Set in Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1966, Mississippi Born and Bred written and directed by Dr. Darius Williams, is a coming of age memory play. Against the historical backdrop of segregation, Jim Crow laws, civil rights activism and the trauma of lynching in the Deep South, the drama tells the story of a 14-year-old black girl named Mook as she struggles on her journey to empowered black womanhood. At the center of Mook’s spiritual journey is spiritual seer Miss. Emma who navigates Mook to a spiritual place known as Root Valley while Mook struggles to embrace all of her complicated differences: her southern speech, her dark skin, and her kinky hair. The role of Miss. Emma will be played by stage, film and television actress Johnnie Mae. Mrs. Mae has appeared in Law & Order SVU and Criminal Intent, The Jim Gaffigan Show, 30 Rock and Blue Bloods, just to name a few. Her film credits include The Wolf of Wall Street, Enchanted and Up in Harlem. She has won two Audelco Awards for Best Actress for her performance Ma Rainey in August Wilson’s Ma Raineys Black Bottom and Best Supporting Actress in Why Old Ladies Cry at Weddings.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @7:30pm – pay what you can night
Friday, October 20, 2017 @7:30pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017 @7:30pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017 @3:00pm

Thursday, October 26, 2017 @7:30pm – pay what you can night
Friday, October 27, 2017 @7:30pm
Saturday, October 28, 2017 @7:30pm
Sunday, October 29, 2017 @3:00pm

This production is a part of ARTSGreensboro’s 17 Days Arts and Cultural Festival


Written and Directed by Javon Johnson

Sanctified is a lively, entertaining musical comedy that shines a light on the African-American church and the congregations that sustain it. When the East Piney Grove Baptist Church falls on hard times, their last chance may be the upcoming 30th annual gospel revival. Desperate, the ambitious new pastor calls on his diva-esque cousin to help update the choir's traditional repertoire (and lend her extraordinary voice), but the church elders are not moved.

One Week Only
Thursday, November 30, 2017 @7:30pm
Friday, December 1, 2017 @7:30pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017 @3:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 @3:00pm

Mend A City: The Movement premieres at Paul Robeson Theatre

Written by Tabia Mawusi, Xulee and Phillip J. Lightfoot and directed by Theatre Arts Program Alumni, Vanecia Boone 

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

Detroit '67

Written by Dominique Morisseau, Directed by Miller Lucky Jr.

In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.

Thursday April 12, 2018 @7:30pm – pay what you can night
Friday, April 13, 2018 @7:30pm
Saturday, April 14, 2018 @7:30pm
Sunday, April 15, @3:00pm

Thursday, April 19, 2018 @7:30pm
Friday, April 20, 2018 @7:30pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @7:30pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 @3:00pm

Location: All performances are held at 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 w/ Aggie One Card

*Tickets are available for purchase two weeks before each production, online and at the A&T Ticket Office located in Brown Hall

For tickets call 336.334.7749 or visit