Saluting Our Community Partners – Classical Theatre of Harlem



Saluting Our Community Partners – Classical Theatre of Harlem


The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH). Led by the visionary Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director. CTH has been a beacon of cultural enrichment and artistic excellence in the Harlem community and beyond.

About Classical Theatre of Harlem:
For over two decades, CTH has been dedicated to presenting accessible, engaging, and thought-provoking theater experiences that celebrate the diversity of the African diaspora. Through innovative productions, educational programs, and community outreach initiatives, CTH has established itself as a vital cultural institution, enriching the lives of audiences and artists alike.

Impact on the Community:
CTH’s impact on the community is profound and far-reaching. From free outdoor performances in iconic venues like Marcus Garvey Park’s Richard Rodgers Amphitheater to collaborative productions that reimagine classic tales within the context of Harlem’s rich cultural heritage, CTH has consistently pushed boundaries and fostered dialogue.

Here are some highlights of CTH’s recent and upcoming initiatives:

May 23, 2024:
“Hold ‘Em In Harlem” Benefit Poker Tournament: This exciting event not only raises vital funds for CTH’s programs but also provides an opportunity for supporters to mix, mingle, and engage in friendly competition while supporting the arts. Tickets available at CTHNYC.ORG

July 6 – 28, 2024: (Free)
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: Directed by Carl Cofield and set during the Harlem Renaissance, this free production at Marcus Garvey Park’s Richard Rodgers Amphitheater promises to enchant audiences with its reimagining of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy.

September 2024: (Free)
“Bryant Park Picnic Performance”: Bringing theater directly to the community, CTH’s free picnic performance in Bryant Park offers audiences a chance to enjoy the arts in a relaxed outdoor setting.

September 2024:
“Memnon” at The Getty Villa: In collaboration with The Getty Villa, CTH presents the world premiere of “Memnon,” a captivating production written by Will Power and directed by Carl Cofield. This epic tale explores Ethiopia’s king defending Troy, offering audiences a unique and immersive theatrical experience.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Ty Jones for his exemplary leadership and commitment to advancing the arts in Harlem and beyond. Through CTH’s innovative programming and dedication to artistic excellence, they continue to inspire and enrich our community.

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Stay tuned for more updates and features highlighting the vibrant arts scene in Harlem and the invaluable contributions of our community partners over the next few weeks.


About Harlem Fine Arts Show:

The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) is a traveling exhibition that showcases contemporary paintings, sculpture, and photography, making it the largest touring African diaspora art show in the United States. Since its inception in 2009, HFAS has welcomed over 80,000 visitors, journeyed to more than 10 cities, and partnered with leading galleries and artists. HFAS serves as a platform for African diaspora artists, providing them with the opportunity to exhibit and sell their artwork to a diverse audience. Through collaborations with various educational institutions, HFAS offers internships, scholarships, and contributes to the professional development of emerging artists.



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