Black Artists of Today

We are a student-led organization within The Theatre School at DePaul University

We pride ourselves in curating safe spaces for Black artists

About Us

Black Artists of Today (BAT) was formed in order to give space to black voices that may, at times, feel silenced, unseen, misunderstood, unheard or ignored. Our mission is to create a community for black actors to apply learned material while exploring other talents through devised work. BAT provides a safe place for our members to speak and create freely to bring themselves to the larger community. BAT provides black actors, within The Theatre School, a place to discuss the dynamic that their presence has within The Theatre School and the overall DePaul community. BAT is the forum for black actors to help transition back into the greater ensemble that works towards being inclusive, supportive and diverse. Within this group, we celebrate each individuals' perspective on the black experience, whether it be an oppressive or priviledge state and crafts their lived experiences into theater. BAT is made up of Black artists that come from different religions, cultures, classes, gender, sexuality, regions, and experiences that all fall under the wide umbrella that is ├óÔé¼┼ôBlackness├óÔé¼┬Ø. BAT invites audience members to step outside of their own existence and take a peep through the lens of young, gifted, and black artists.


Black Artists of Today

2350 N Racine Avenue
Chicago Illi 60614