Posts Tagged ‘Jubilee Theatre’
Gabriel Lawson, Gil Pritchett, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, and Kyndal Robertson show their flower power in Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope.

Black Songs Matter

The moment is ripe for Jubilee Theatre’s Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope.
Kristian Lin
Right now, we all could use a little more African-American righteous anger in our lives. If you don’t believe me, just watch the videos of poor Walter Scott and Eric Harris being killed by cops. Or you can watch something tha...


The ’70s live at Jubilee Theatre’s 
Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope.

They Keep Comin’

Fort Worth Weekly
Here’s a bit of theater trivia: Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope was the first Broadway play ever to be directed by an African-American woman. The year was 1972, and the director was Vinnette Carroll. Written and composed by...



Aaron Roberts, cobra, John-Michael Marrs, and Thomas Ward in Stage West’s The Explorers Club.

The Gift of the Stage

BIG TICKET
They’re known as “rent parties,” the shows that theater and performing arts troupes put on over the holidays to give spectators some holiday cheer and raise money to help pay operating costs for the rest of the year. The ...


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Jubilee’s Black Boy Fly: Powerful Drama

NICOLE CRITES
Today (Sunday) at 3 p.m. is your last chance to catch Jubilee Theatre’s production of Black Boy Fly, young Jordan E. Cooper’s powerful 40-minute drama about racism, anchored by the George Zimmerman trial. The setting is the...



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“Black Boy Fly” at Jubilee Theatre

JIMMY FOWLER
As much as theater is a spontaneous art form that explores the important issues of the day, it’s not a particularly ripe medium for “ripped from the headlines”-style plots about hot button news stories. Playwrights tend t...


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Jubilee’s Holiday Bake Sale Rescheduled

JIMMY FOWLER
Mother Nature –– in collaboration with Jack Frost and, possibly, Climate Change Multinational, Inc. –– can down our power lines, fell our tree branches, and turn our roadways into Galleria-quality ice rinks. But dammit,...



Whitney Coulter and Christopher Piper star in Jubilee’s latest, set during the Harlem Renaissance.

Incomplete Kiss

Jubilee’s latest is bright but not as rich as it could have been.
JIMMY FOWLER
“I don’t fit into your father’s plan of creating a new batch of upper-crust Negroes,” declares Harlem jazz musician Jimmy (Oris Phillips Jr.) to his longtime casual girlfriend Yolande Du Bois (Whitney Coulter). It happe...


David Jeremiah, Jerrold Trice, and Amis Ali in Broke-ology.

Sons and Big Girls

Big Ticket
The continuing vitality of African-American theater will be demonstrated in Fort Worth this week when two new plays open. Jubilee Theatre brings us Broke-ology, a play by Nathan Louis Jackson that had its debut in New York only...



Jubilee Bake Auction

Jimmy Fowler
December means it’s time for Jubilee Theatre’s annual Bake Auction at 5pm Sun (Dec 11) following the matinee performance of Auntee Explains Xmas. This is the theater’s biggest holiday fundraiser. Participants can enjoy a ...


Jubilee Bags NEA Grant

Jimmy Fowler
Jubilee Theatre just announced it has received its first ever National Endowment for the Arts grant. The cash will go toward commissioning and developing a musical about cowboys of color that is scheduled to receive a mainstage...