Harlem Repertory Theatre

About HRT


The Harlem Repertory Theatre is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) theater committed to producing artistically and intellectually challenging productions that explore the experiences of a diverse range of ethnic, social and cultural communities. Moreover, The HRT stages new works and established classic musicals and plays from bold and innovative perspectives that will challenge and/or reflect the Harlem community's cultural and social values.

Critical themes of race, class and politics will often be addressed in our productions as we hope to inspire, entertain and educate our audiences through the diverse repertory of popular and obscure plays and musicals that we stage each season.

The HRT staff is committed to offering first-rate and affordable theatrical performances to the greater Tri State area.

In conclusion, The HRT is committed to fulfilling Langston Hughes’ 1938 vision for a professional theatre in Harlem:

"...On the opening night... a beaming Langston renew(ed) his promise of a Harlem repertory theatre: 'We want to build a theatre for you folks, a theatre for which you may write, in which you may act. This is your theatre.' "

Langston Hughes April 21, 1938

It is our hope to begin to realize this dream of a Harlem Repertory Theatre that the remarkable Langston Hughes had for the Harlem Community. Please help us make Mr. Hughes’ dream and ours a reality by supporting the Harlem Repertory Theatre.

Most Sincerely
Keith Lee Grant
Founding Artistic Director

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*The Harlem Repertory Theatre is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization serving the New York City performing arts community. Contributions to The Harlem Repertory Theatre tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. A copy of The Harlem Repertory Theatre's latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from The HRT or from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.