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Message Theater Season 2023-2024

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Message Theater (one of Lexington Kentucky’s African American Theater companies). Has been a part of the city's Theater community since 1987.
Bridge the cultural gap in the community. Giving opportunities for aspiring performing artists of color to express themselves culturally.
Increase equity and inclusion for aspiring actors, stage managers, lighting, sound and set designers by providing opportunities for them to thrive.
Provide quality cultural productions for aspiring performing artists and audiences allowing them not only to perform stories that are culturally relevant, but for audiences to see stories with people that represent them.
We have proudly been working closely with some of the local theater companies to increase diversity on stage (Studio Players, Bluegrass Theater Guild, BCTC, Antagonist Players, Athens West, Distilled Theater) and especially The Lyric Theater. We have agreed to provide two shows a year at The Lyric Theater.
In our last season, we produced 12 Angry Men (Reginald Rose). I dedicate this ride: The making of Isaac Murphy (Frank X Walker) and American Son (Christopher Demos-Brown) (co-production with The Bluegrass Theater Guild). We considered the season a success in that there were close to 1000 in attendance at all three shows. This was an increase from the previous year of a little over 500 for the season.
We are proud to announce our season for 2023-24
The Waiting Room
Patrick J Mitchell- the Lyric Theater Lexington Ky, in September2023. Funded in part by LexArts.
Ceremonies in Dark Old Men-
Lonnie Elder III Farish Theater in the downtown Library in Lexington Ky,.Oct. 2023
A Soldier's Play
Charles Fuller to be performed at The Lyric Theater Lexington Ky, in February 2024
And I love you Richard
Ossunike to be performed at the Farish Theater in the downtown Library in Lexington Ky,. Funded in part by LexArts
Dominique Morisseau-Co production with Bluegrass Theater Guild of Frankfort Ky,.


  • Eric Burton
    • $40 
    • 10 mos
  • Dee Gaines
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • Willie Aaron
    • $1,000 
    • 10 mos
  • Tom Ackerman
    • $500 
    • 11 mos
  • Mary Claire O'Neal
    • $300 
    • 11 mos


Patrick Mitchell
Lexington, KY

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