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Scenes From The Annual Black Theater Alliance Awards
1995-Present

Photos by: Isadore Howard - Email: ihoward@mac.com



Vincent Williams, Founder & President of the Black Theater Alliance Awards, Inc.





























































































































































































































































Melvin Abston, Host of The Ninth Annual Black Theater Alliance/Ira Aldridge Awards



Dr. Margaret Burroughs (Lifetime Honoree) and Vincent Williams


Julian Swain (Lifetime Honoree) and Najwa I



Melvia "Chick" Rogers-Williams singing The Lord's Prayer


Runako Jahi(eta) and Reginald B. Wilson (Best Set Design Winner)



Jackie Taylor, Black Ensemble Theater


Tina Marie Wright, Paulette McDaniels and Lydia Diamond performing Dr. Burrough's famous poem "What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black"


Lisa Johnson - Willingham (Best Choreography) and Rick Stone.


(L to R) Ernest Perry Jr. and Ronnel Taylor,
(Tie) - Featured Actor in a Play (Drama or Comedy)


Stephanie Booth's victory walk, Best Featured Actress in a Play (Musical or Revue)


Chester M. Gregory and Paulette McDaniels


Lydia Diamond and Chavez Ravine


Carolyn Nelson and Ronnel Taylor


J. David Shanks and Ronnel Taylor


The cast of "Cut Flowers"


Joel Hall, Nancy Teinowitz, and Randy Duncan


Chavez Ravine, Lawrence - Hilton Jacobs, and David Adams



Willie B. Goodson


Libya Pugh, Vincent Williams, and Javon Johnson



Congo Square Theater Company Ensemble


Sarita Smith Childs


Javon Johnson holding the best awards in the world.



Charles Smith and Chuck Smith


Darryl Alan Reed and Phillip Edward Van Lear


Darryl Alan Reed and Douglas Alan-Mann


Harry J. Lennix


BTAA Winner and 3-time Tony winner, Hinton Battle


A beaming Runako Jahi


Vincent Williams and Francois Battiste



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Your support will help to continue the mission, vision, and impact of the Black Theater Alliance Awards, Inc.

To make a donation contact:
Vincent Williams, BTAA-President

Make check payable to:
The Black Theater Alliance Awards, Inc.
412 East 43rd Street, #305
Chicago, Illinois 60653
773-624-5729

All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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