Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center. Located in the heart of the gentrified Uptown area this beautiful space will revitalize the area even more.
Singer,businesswoman Dionne Warwick designed the interior of the theater. She sure has experience in that area after performing all these years around the world. She along with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn kicked off the opening in style with a ceremony,ribbon cutting and performance of, The Jackie Wilson Story' which will be running thru January 8,2012.
Chicago native Jackie Taylor founded the Black Ensemble Theater in 1976 with a mission to eradicate racism, merging her roles as actress and educator to build awareness and foster greater understanding of the African-American contribution to the cultural fabric of American history through theater. This charge is realized through outstanding, award-winning productions that attract highly diverse racial audiences as well as effective educational outreach programming that reaches more than 10,000 youth each year.