The Boston Black heater Collective is an organization created by The Trotter Institute at UMASS Boston and The Color of Film Collaborative, Inc., with support from StageSource. The organization is designed to support both financially and programmatically area theatrical companies with an African American as well as Multicultural agenda.
With support currently from the Barr Foundation, the companies receive stipends for their work as well as participate in workshops and lectures on theater management, audience development and hear from noted theater professionals. The purpose of the BBTC is to provide an umbrella organization for the participating companies in order to develop a subscription series that will support the companies collectively as well as individually.
Through this new initiative, The BBTC and StageSource are excited about the potential for growth of the African American Theater scene in and around Boston.