The Classical Theatre of Harlem to Receive $1 Million Grant from the Mellon Foundation, the Largest Supporter of the Arts and Humanities

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant of $1M by the Mellon Foundation. This grant will support economic development and community-building work around CTH’s free summer production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Carl Cofield, which will transport audiences into a world of magic and…

The Classical Theatre of Harlem Announces Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream starring Comedian Russell Peters for Summer 2024 Uptown Shakespeare in the Park 

The outdoor production, directed by multi-hyphenate Carl Cofield, will be free to the public and star comedian Russell Peters NEW YORK, NEW YORK – The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) is excited to announce its upcoming production, William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and invites audiences to immerse themselves in this enchanting classic, set against…

American Theatre and the Classical Theatre of Harlem present ICONS, co-produced with Venus Radio Theatre

This episode: Super Barretto by Nelson Diaz-Marcano, performed by Hiram Delgado, which imagines an interview with the Puerto Rican percussionist and bandleader of the 1960s. Raymundo “Ray” Barretto Pagán (April 29, 1929-Feb. 17, 2006) was an American percussionist and bandleader of Puerto Rican descent. Throughout his career as a percussionist, he played a wide variety of Latin music styles, as well…

NEA Awards CTH $75,000

The Classical Theatre of Harlem is pleased to announce it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grants for Arts Projects award of $75,000.00. This grant will support CTH’s free summer production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Carl Cofield, which will transport audiences into a world of…

CTH in Kenya

We are so proud of the recent Kenya portion of our Right/Write To Heal Residency in partnership with Clean Start Africa! It was a beacon of inspiration, featuring a panel discussion led by CTH Director of Education and Community Engagement Chesray Dolpha on the vital role of community engagement in reintegrating formerly incarcerated women.  We…

The Classical Theatre of Harlem receives $1M grant from The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation

NEW YORK (January 16, 2023) – The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) has received an historic $1 Million grant from The Diana King Memorial Fund presented by The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation.  Of the total award, $500,000 will be applied to the theatre’s strategic vision for a sustainable future. Another $375,000 will support…

From our friends: HCP and HOT

Please support Harlem Chamber Players and Harlem Opera Theatre today at their performances today. Harlem Opera Theater will present A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE opera by Mark Fax and A HOLIDAY COMMUNITY SING with the artists and audience in partnership with the Church of the Intercession, 550 West 155 St., and B’way, NYC, Sat, Dec 10, 2022 at 3:00 PM. More…