From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Juneteenth Legacy Theatre

(start date: 1997  -  end date: 2010) 

Beginning in 1997, the Juneteenth Legacy Theatre Company performed in Louisville, KY, and New York City. The company grew from the University of Louisville African American Theatre Program, and was co-founded by Lorna Little and Kristi Papailler. One of the company's major events was the Juneteenth Jamboree, an annual festival that ran for three weeks during the summer (hosted by Actors Theatre in Louisville). The company was "Kentucky's Only Professional African American Theatre Company!" The troupe's mission was "To entertain, to educate, to enrich and to empower communities through the telling of stories about the African-American experience in historical and contemporary contexts." It was announced in 2010 that the Juneteenth Legacy Theatre in Louisville would be ending.

For more information contact the Juneteenth Legacy Theatre; see K. Neuhauser, "Juneteenth Legacy is closing its curtains," Courier Journal, 05/31/2010, p. D1; Elizabeth Kramer, "Casting for diversity," The Courier-Journal, 03/16/2014, pp.11-12.

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