Black Spectrum Theater
Baisley Blvd & 177th St Queens, NY 11434
The Black Spectrum Theatre Company produces and presents works relating to the African Diaspora with an emphasis on the African-American and Caribbean- American experience. Roughly 20,000 people attend events at the 325-seat theater every year.
Founded in 1970, the company strives to involve local residents in its projects. It has a youth company that has produced such stars as Lisa Nicole Carson from the TV show Ally McBeal and Desiree Coleman from Mama I Want to Sing.
Inside scoop: The venue is within Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, a 54-acre spread of playgrounds, baseball fields, basketball courts, handball courts, tennis courts, picnic areas, and a jogging track.
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