Each era has some significance on black theater. The first era is important for establishing a basic understanding of how far black people have come. They went from not even being able to tell their own stories and being laughed at due to false information presented about them to writing their own plays and reaching success as they were performed. It is so important that every community knows their history and are willing to teach that history to others. I would love to see more people of color on Broadway and in films that aren’t a negative stereotype from that community. I know we can do better, and I think society is more susceptible to learning more about these differences and if society isn’t ready they need to be.

Thank you for viewing my website! I hope you enjoyed this experience. Below please see different lists of successful plays/musicals, films, and different theater troupes across the U.S..

Successful Musicals/Plays


Porgy and Bess

Ain’t Misbehavin’

The Wiz


The Color Purple

Once on this Island


Raisin in the Sun

Black Nativity

The Dutchman

Mule Bone

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf

Diary of a Mad Black Woman


Coming to America

Menace II Society

Do the Right Thing

Jungle Fever

House Party

What’s Love Gotta Do With It

Soul Food

Best Man

Malcolm X


Little Man



The Butler

Straight Outta Compton

Theater Troupes


Although there has been all of this success, this doesn’t mean there still isn’t a lot of work to do! Tell your story and rise up!