National Black Theatre

Aboriginal theatre group based in Redfern which grew out of political struggles for land rights.
The centre held workshops in modern dancing, tribal dancing, writing for theatre, karate and photography, and provided a venue for new Aboriginal drama.

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Born
1934
Formed
1970
Dissolved
1977
Name
Alternate
Black Theatre
Alternate
The Black Theatre Arts and Cultural Centre
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Position
1970
1974
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National Black Theatre

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Founded by young Aboriginal activists, National Black Theatre tried to tell the stories of Aboriginal life with political impact. From 1974 the group had some government funding and moved from street and sketch theatre to full productions of new plays by Aboriginal playwrights. Despite its success, the company lost its funding and closed in 1977.