Black Nativity

Scenic Design

Since 1975, Black Theatre Troupe audiences have enjoyed this legendary holiday event by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes. It returns every year with a special engagement, a devised, emsemble-based second act that relates the piece with modern themes. A joyous company of singers, actors, dancers and musicians delivers its powerful message of joy, hope, victory and liberation. 

By Langston Hughes

Director Walter Belcher


Drake Dole - Lighting
Carol Simmons  - Costumes

Brenda Hankins - Musical Director

Derek Stevenson - Sound Design

Alexander Patrick - Choreography

Gerald Willow - Technical Director

Photos by Laura Durant



The Black Theatre Troupe - Helen K Mason Performing Arts Center
Phoenix, Arizona


December 2019