Profiled: The Black Man Screening & Panel

Exploring the pervasive stereotypes and obstacles that affect Black men, WACO hosted a screening of the Discovery+ docuseries Profiled: The Black Man, with Co-Artistic Director and Executive Producer Tina Knowles Lawson and longtime WACO collaborator Trell Thomas. The four-part series includes interviews with celebrities, educators and everyday people confronting controversial topics and highlighting Black men […]

Revolutionary Black Women

ONLINE EVENT Hosted by WACO Theater Center Artistic Director Tina Knowles Lawson, in partnership with Newark Symphony Hall and Yendor Theatre Company, Revolutionary Black Women, is a virtual salon centering the role Black women play in movements of revolution. With never before seen clips from the film adaptation of Black Terror, written by Richard Wesley, […]

Black Creators Collective Playwrights Festival

WACO Theater Center 5144 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

In partnership with the Los Angeles Black Creators Collective, we present five new and dynamic works by five of LA's finest Black writers for the inaugural Playwrights Festival. This program is brought to you by a generous donation from The Black Seed Fund. April 1 | 8:00 PM PT Bridging the Gap by LaDarrion Williams […]

Meet the Creators of Black Terror

WACO Theater Center 5144 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

ONLINE EVENT A bi-coastal conversation with Black Terror playwright Richard Wesley, and film Director Richard Lawson. Longtime creative collaborators, Richard Lawson and Richard Wesley reminisce on the Black Arts Movement, Black Power Movement and the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Drama Desk award winning play Black Terror, set to premier on screen in […]

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WACO @ NoHo Day

WACO Theater Center 5144 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

WACO Theater Center is hosting the works of artist Tiffanie Anderson and will host two FREE acting workshops from @rl_studios  With the merger of traditional paint techniques and mixed media design, the portraits capture the essence of Black leadership, Black image and Black identity. Portrait models in the gallery include Black stalwarts and artists such as, […]

Revolutionary Roundtable

WACO Theater Center 5144 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

ONLINE EVENT Moderated by Salamishah Tillet, a Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times contributing critic-at large, in partnership with WACO Theater Center, Newark Symphony Hall, Yendor Theatre Company and Richard Lawson Studios, Revolutionary Roundtable, is a pre-recorded virtual salon centering the role that artists, activists and organizers play in movements for Black liberation. Featured […]

Black Girl in Love (with herself)

WACO Theater Center 5144 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

The Black Girl in Love with (herself) tour comes to Waco Theater Center and the theme of the evening is Chocolat En Rouge (Chocolate in Red)! Put on your best red or chocolate attire and get ready for an inspirational event like you haven't experienced before. Black Girl in Love Tour is the dynamic, girl-power […]

Films for Teens By Teens

WACO Theater Center 5144 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

WACO Theater Center in association with Richard Lawson Studios present: Films For Teens By Teens 2nd Annual Film Festival. This festival showcases student films created as a tool for self-expression, communication and mental health awareness. These impactful works elevate and empower young voices through the full filmmaking process, form conception through presentation.

South Side Symphony

WACO Theater Center 5144 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Known for their impressively expansive range of genres including Neo-Soul, R&B, Gospel, Rap, Anime Music, the South Side Symphony Orchestra wants you to know the future is Black. Join conductor Dr. Marcus Norris and the South Side Symphony Orchestra for a trip into their collective vision for the future. Drawing inspiration from their motto “Our Music in Our Time” and the […]

$25

South Side Symphony

WACO Theater Center 5144 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Known for their impressively expansive range of genres including Neo-Soul, R&B, Gospel, Rap, Anime Music, the South Side Symphony Orchestra wants you to know the future is Black. Join conductor Dr. Marcus Norris and the South Side Symphony Orchestra for a trip into their collective vision for the future. Drawing inspiration from their motto “Our Music in Our Time” and the […]

$25

South Side Symphony

WACO Theater Center 5144 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Known for their impressively expansive range of genres including Neo-Soul, R&B, Gospel, Rap, Anime Music, the South Side Symphony Orchestra wants you to know the future is Black. Join conductor Dr. Marcus Norris and the South Side Symphony Orchestra for a trip into their collective vision for the future. Drawing inspiration from their motto “Our Music in Our Time” and the […]

$25