Black Terror

Black Terror Written By Richard Wesley, Directed By Richard Lawson

A co-production in partnership with Newark Symphony Hall and Yendor Theatre Company.

Originally produced fifty years ago, playwright and screenwriter Richard Wesley’s Black Terror returns under the bold direction of Richard Lawson. Using elements of theater and film, this pilm* collaboration illuminates the urgent demands and extreme sacrifices at the center of Black liberation struggles.

In Black Terror, an impassioned squad of revolutionaries called the Black Comrades sets out to unshackle their people from oppression. The freedom fighters’ divergent approaches not only threaten their alliance but expose their vulnerabilities. Lawson and Wesley’s production, which extends beyond any one time or place, challenges audiences to consider: What path toward freedom would you take?

Black Terror will be available for online streaming beginning Summer 2023. Check out our IMDB Page.

Featured Artist(s): Shang Abrams, Elijah Barnes III, Wadiah Brown, Johnny Crown, Terryl Daluz, Pape Diouf, Taylor Edwards, Titus Fotso, Henrí Franklin, Charles Jake Johnson, M’Baye Campbell Kante, Terrance Kendrick, Candice Lenoir, Nia Miranda, Michele Morgan, Darxia “Rex” Morris, Aljanod Parrish, Lester Purry, Lamar Richardson, Curtis Scott, Kelly Tighe, Tobias Truvillion, Bria Williams, Tiffany Wright

*pilm: a play adapted for film, that maintains some theatrical artistic and design elements in its production


Past Events

Revolutionary Black Women is a virtual discussion centering the role Black women play in movements of revolution.

Meet The Creators focuses on Richard Lawson and Richard Wesley celebration of the Black Arts Movement and the 50th Anniversary of the Drama Desk award winning play, Black Terror.

Pan African Film Festival

In partnership with the Pan African Film Festival, we hosted a Black Terror preview and panel conversation

Black Terror heads to the Seattle Black Film Festival, as WACO celebrated the 19th annual Seattle Black Film Festival

Newark International Film Festival

Watch the First Rehearsal of Black Terror

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