Your Hattiloo

Kirk Whalum
“Hattiloo Theatre lives at the nexus of artistry, community, enduring tradition, and limitless possibility... and that's why it's my Hattiloo”
-Harry Lennix, actor

Hattiloo Theatre

Hattiloo Theatre is one of few free-standing, independent Black theatres in America. As such, we honor our responsibility to celebrate the cultural contributions Blacks have made to our nation's cultural canon, by producing plays by Black playwrights and/or showcasing the talents of Black performers in non-Black works. While Hattiloo identifies itself as a Black repertory, many of its plays have multiracial casts and production teams.

At Hattiloo we believe that understanding and valuing cultural diversity are the keys to countering racism. All individuals must feel free to explore the uniqueness of their culture and identity while developing understandings of the cultural diversity that exists in the world around them. Denying cultural expression means limiting the expression of unique perspectives on life and the transmission of knowledge from generation to generation.

And so, we produce seasons of entertaining and thought-provoking plays that serve as a vehicle for diverse audiences to understand and empathize with one another through experiencing the story that happens on stage. That's why IT'S YOUR HATTILOO.


Hattiloo Theatre
37 South Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104

901-525-0009 - Box Office
901-502-3486 - Administration
901-525-0039 - Fax

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Now Playing

The "Ruben Santiago-Hudson" Workshop

Mr. Ruben Santiago-Hudson wrote Lackawanna Blues, appeared on Broadway's Jelly's Last Jam and received the 1996 Tony Award for August Wilson's Seven Guitars. Screen credits include Coming to America, American Gangster, and more. Come and enjoy Mr. Santiago- Hudson in a Hattiloo workshop!

Saturday September 6, 2014 @ 10AM
Hattiloo's Main Stage Memphis, TN

Stick Fly



Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays: 7:30p
Saturday Matinees: 2p
Sunday Matinees 3p
No late seating. Plays run 4 - 5 weeks.