Episode #1 streamed Wednesday, May 29th @ 9 pm EDT to close out ACT's Pride Month observances.
It features two members of the original 1992 cast, Michael Sainte- Andress and April A. Jones -- joined by talented newcomers. Take a peek at Episode #1, then join us in July, for the rest of the series and see how it all started...and how it all unfolds.
In May 1992, inspired by the previous year’s first DC Black Pride Festival. ACT’s annual “DC Black Pride Weekend LGBTQ+ Theater Showcase” began with a production of an original play, "Heart Beats." It has since become a spring tradition on the last Sunday in May — during DC Black Pride weekend/Memorial Day weekend — for residents and visitors to the District alike. Click to learn more about ACT's origins, here.
1992 media coverage about the original production of "Heart Beats"
This year, ACT celebrates our 30th anniversary season!
COMING: Episode #2 of our FREE 30th Anniversary online reading performances of the play that launched African-American Collective Theater, back in May 1992.
Join us, throughout the month of July, as we continue the series online!