About the Classical Theatre of Harlem:
- To maintain a professional theatre company dedicated to presenting the “classics” in Harlem;
- To create employment and educational outreach opportunities in the theatre arts community;
- To create and nurture a new, young, and culturally diverse audience for the “classics”; and
- To heighten the awareness of theater and of great art in Harlem.
Since its founding in 1999, CTH has presented nearly forty productions that have included works by Anton Chekhov, Samuel Beckett, Euripides, Jean Genet, Langston Hughes, Adrienne Kennedy, William Shakespeare, Derek Walcott and
August Wilson among many others.
CTH combines non-traditional casting, original adaptations, music and dance in ways that render works from the classical canon as fresh, innovative, and essentially a new experience of world classics.
It is CTH’s vision to create the next great American theatre company whose value to its community is inherent and essential, a company that is engaged in producing theatre that has the capacity to change lives and truly reflects the diversity of ideas and racial tapestry that is America.