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.
37 South Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104