Scenes From The 12th Annual Awards

Photos by: Bernard Williams and Collins Yearwood

Rev. Dr. Helen Carry, Ben Vereen, and Rev. Dr. Johnnie Coleman of The Christ Universal Temple Church

Ella Joyce, Bunny Hoye(Ella's Mother), and a guest at the awards

Myrna Colley - Lee(Morgan Freeman's wife), and Ifa Bayeza at the awards.

Guest arriving in the Ballroom for the 12th Annual Black Theater Alliance/Ira Aldridge Awards

Marilyn Maxwell and Guest

Corvet Williams and family at the awards

Camille Anderson, Keith Givens and Nikki Betts rehearsing

Gordon McClure and Guest

Deonne Wright, BTAA Board member

Camellio Lincoln, BTAA Boardmember

Ramone Giles, BTAA Boardmember

BTAA trophies in waiting

Vincent Williams, President of The Black Theater Alliance Awards, Inc."

Ben Vereen, Dr. Carry and Vincent Williams

Ben Vereen, Dr. Carry and Vincent Williams

Jeniel Smith and Anthony Irons - Co-Host

Ella Joyce, holding her award

Jeniel Smith - "Lovely"

Ernestine Jackson, a presenter

Ben Vereen and Earl Calloway"

Penelope Walker and Tania Richard holding Lydia Diamond's trophy

Anthony Fleming accepting his Fences award.

Charles Newell, Anthony Fleming and Dawn Helsing - The Court Theater

Jackie Taylor of The Black Ensemble Theater winning Best Direction of a Play.

Yahdina U'Deen, Ben Vereen(holding his award), and Toi Overton.

BTAA - What a crowd - BTAA


American Airlines is the official airline of the Black Theater Alliance/Ira Aldridge Awards

Black United Fund Of Illinois - Burrell Communications - City Arts - Columbia College Chicago -
Department of Cultural Affairs - Illinois Arts Council - Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee -
Pullman Bank - R.J. Dale Advertising

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Vincent Williams, BTAA-President

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The Black Theater Alliance Awards, Inc.
412 East 43rd Street, #305
Chicago, Illinois 60653

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