Charlottesville Players Guild

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

(434) 218-3337


Theater written and performed from the Black perspective was missing from the artistic community in Charlottesville. Alice Walker said, “If art doesn’t make us better, then what is it for.” The same things missing from the artistic landscape are missing from other landscapes as well. This community has suffered for it, without any realization of the suffering itself. The assumption that there is no audience for Black theater in Charlottesville has been disproved by the success of CPG. The landscape is changing. Black theater has arrived in Charlottesville. It is here to stay.