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Theater and Building Community

Throughout the massive shifts that Seattle’s Black population has experienced — from the huge influx of Black people in search of opportunity in the 1930s and ’40s to the steady decline of the in-city Black population in the 1990s — Black presence has been emphasized in theater groups like the Negro Repertory Company, Black Arts/West, The Hansberry Project and the CD Forum. Douglas Quinton Barnett and Sharon Nyree Williams represent the history and future of Black theater in Seattle — and in the historically Black Central District neighborhood in particular.