The Inaugural 
48Hours in...™Holy Ground
August 2 - 3, 2019

Harlem9 will premiere 48Hours in...™Holy Ground, during the 2019 National Black Theatre Festival.  For the first time in the festival's history, actors in attendance will be given the opportunity to perform on the NBTF mainstage. 6 playwrights re-imagining six African-American theatre classics that have been previously presented at the NBTF, including: For Colored Girls . . ., Fences, Miss Evers' Boys, The Electronic Negro, The Old Settler, and To Be Young, Gifted, and Black. Over a 48-hour period, the plays will be cast, rehearsed, and produced as an evening of shorts. 

Both Shows are SOLD OUT

The 6 Playwrights

Top Row:

Ngozi Anyanwu

Sharon Bridgforth

Howard Craft


Bottom Row:

Nsangou Njikam

Mike Wiley

Pia Wilson

The 6 Directors

Top Row:

Christopher Berry

Keith Arthur Bolden

Jeannine Foster-McKelvia


Bottom Row:

JaMeeka Holloway

Jeffrey Page

Elizabeth Van-Dyke

The 15 Actors 

NEW FOR THIS FESTIVAL: We held on site auditions for the 15 actors for 48Hours in...™Holy Ground, adding a new element of surprise to the event.

* these Actors are appearing courtesy ofActors' Equity Association*

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