The DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival

proudly presents


BALDWIN’S NIGGER is a raw, in your face, roller coaster ride and bio-drama about the life and loves, sorrows and successes of National Treasure James Baldwin. Approached by a white, male, stranger, offering a Million Dollars for the Civil Rights Movement, Baldwin invites this friend or foe to his room at midnight. They immediately spar like prize fighters trying not to get hit, but provocation leads to conflict and lust. Will both get what they want or will someone be exposed and left in a fetal ball of defeat?




Introducing Reginald T. Jackson:


Writer  REGINALD T. JACKSON has received a New York City Mayor's Citation and a Arts and Cultural Foundation Award for his work in Arts-In-Education -- teaching creative writing and playwriting throughout the New York City School System. With dual bachelor degrees in both Music and Theatre from CCNY, he has served as the Education Director for the Foundation of The Dramatists Guild’s Young Playwrights Festival, and an Arts-Educator/creative writing instructor for the New York City High School Division of the New York City Board of Education; where he authored the only official curriculum for playwriting which continues to be used by the New York State Regents Board for Regents Certification in Theatre. He has also worked as an Arts-Educator/creative writing instructor for Arts Partners Program, Arts Connection, The New York State Council On The Arts and Henry Street Settlement.


He is a certified “Cultural Treasure” of New York City by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. He has been a guest lecturer at Stoneybrook College, Antioch University, Brown University and New York University. His play “ STRAIGHT BOYS”  was named the best gay play of the decade by the New York City Gay Cable Network.  His play “ LOVE SICKNESS”  was a permanent teaching tool for freshman students at New York University His drama HOUSE OF LEAR earned him National Shakespeare Pioneer in 1994. He was commissioned  to write and direct a musical based on the life of Soul singer Aretha Franklin entitled: ARETHA! QUEEN OF SOUL for the St. Pauli Theatre, Hamburg Germany.  He was also commissioned to write a Broadway musical based on the life of 70’s Soul Singers The Emotions entitled: BIGGER THAN BUBBLE GUM.



Ticketing Information:

Date: Saturday - June 22, 2019 @ Time: 9:00PM

Date: Sunday - June 23, 2019 @ Time: 5:00PM

Location: THEARC Blackbox - 1801 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC