Changing The Face of American Theatre

The Classical Theatre of Harlem provides theatrical productions and theatre-based educational and literary programs at little or no cost to underserved communities in Harlem and beyond.

ICONS: Harlem Renaissance in Motion

Unheard, unseen voices of this pivotal moment in American history are brought to life through half-hour radio dramas written by playwrights of color. Brought to you in partnership with Playbill, Broadway Podcast Network, and Venus Radio Theater. Hear a new episode every week.


Behind The Curtain

Exclusive interviews, performances, and more.


Single Petal of a Rose

Jazz virtuosos Jeremy Ajani Jordan and Mark Dover perform the iconic piece and speak about Duke Ellington’s genius inside the newly renovated Dorothy Maynor hall at Harlem School of the Arts.


THE MUCK  |  A Radio Play

An idyllic journalist returns to his poverty-stricken hometown of the Muck in the American South to write an article about the forgotten suicide of his childhood friend, but in his quest to honor his friend’s legacy, he discovers he’s not the only one still hurting from this tragedy.


News and Reviews

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Harlem theater company’s leader plays many roles in helping it expand

This article first appeared in Crain’s New York Business Friday May 13, 2022 By Cara Eisenpress When Ty Jones needed to support himself in college, he started a business painting building interiors and exteriors. Years later, after he had become an actor and discovered his true calling performing Shakespeare at the Classical Theatre of Harlem…


Shakespeare’s classic gets an “Afrofuturistic” makeover with free performances at Marcus Garvey Park New York, NY, [May 2, 2022] – The Classical Theatre of Harlem, (Producing Artistic Director, Ty Jones) a professional theater company that has brought audiences Black artistic excellence for over two decades, announced today it will present Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at Marcus…

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