NFT - Celebrating 48 Years

Please join this GoFundMe Campaign for New Federal Theatre!

We are asking you to help New Federal Theatre produce its 48th season, because it is worthy of your total support, your time, your energy and your financial contribution.

Woodie King, Jr. began NFT in 1970 with the mission to train black artists for work in professional theatre and to present outstanding new plays by Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, Jewish, (people of color) & women playwrights, to integrated, multi-cultural audiences.  Plays having characters, images, stories that were positive, entertaining, and enlightening; beautiful & artistic re-creations of ourselves.

Woodie King, Jr. has achieved what he set out to do.  NFT has impacted the cultural landscape of the American Theatre by introducing & providing space for playwrights, Ron Milner, J.e Franklin,Tato Laveria, Ed Bullins, Amiri Baraka, Judy Ann Mason, Ntozake Shange, David Henry Hwang, Laurence Holder, Marcia Leslie, Rob Penny, Karimah, Richard Abrons, Pearl Cleage, Samm-Art Williams, Karen Jones Meadow with actors, Denzel Washington, Phylica Rashad, Debbie Allen, La Tanya Richardson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Reuben Santiago-Hudson, Art McFarland, Petronia Paley, Laurence Fishburne,  Carla Pinza, Chad Boseman, DeWanda Wise, Glynn Turman, Arthur French, Denise Burse,  Arthur Bartow, Terria Joseph, Trazana Beverly, J. Alphonse Nicholson, , John Lone, Lynn Whitfield, Samuel L. Jackson,  Robert Downey, Jr. Morgan Freeman, Jackee’ Harry, Leslie Uggams, and the list goes on & on.

48 years! -an achievement in and of itself-.  A Black institution based in New York City having such longevity and still alive and making every effort to thrive.  We need your help.

As the times and funding change, , as corporations, foundations, and other institutional funding goes to other causes, cuts funding amounts and /or cease to exist, NFT depends on individual donors like you,

Please join me now by clicking on Donate to help New Federal Theatre produce its 48th season!  Thank you.
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Woodie King, Jr. 
New York, NY
New Federal Theater Inc 
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