ABOUT NEW FEDERAL THEATRE
New Federal Theatre’s Mission is to integrate artists of color and women into the mainstream of American theatre by training artists for the profession, and by presenting plays by writers of color and women to integrated, multicultural audiences – plays which evoke the truth through beautiful and artistic re-creations of ourselves.
To date, the company has produced over 450 mainstage plays, an astonishing and influential record of achievement, sending multiple plays to Broadway and launching numerous playwrights actors, directors, designers into prominent careers. Its alumni are an honor roll of artists of color from the 1970s through today. For more info, including an expanded list of the company’s distinguished alumni, see http://www.jsnyc.com/season/about_NFT.html.
The troupe is now at the beginning of its 51st season. In May 2020 the Off-Broadway Alliance named Woodie King, Jr., Founding Director of New Federal Theatre, a “Legend of Off-Broadway,” recognizing his sustained achievement in Off-Broadway theater.