CLASSIX Residency at TFANA


CLASSIX, a Collective, was created by Awoye Timpo with Brittany Bradford, A.J. Muhammad, Dominique Rider, and Arminda Thomas;  In 2019, a CLASSIX residency at Theatre for a New Audience inaugurated an ongoing series of readings. The Residency continues as part of TFANA’s 21-22 season with Alice Childress’s Wedding Band and a new series of CLASSIX Podcasts with TFANA (see below).



A New and Free Podcast Series Covering Different Aspects of Black Theatre History

The second part of the CLASSIX-TFANA Residency will be (re)clamation, an upcoming series of free podcasts produced by CLASSIX and presented by Theatre for a New Audience, and launched this coming winter and spring.   (re)clamation is an intervention in the current conversation around theatre history. This free podcast series will uplift Black writers and storytellers of the American theatre—both the celebrated and the forgotten—covering different aspects of Black theatre history.

CLASSIX explodes the classical canon through an exploration of Black performance history and dramatic works by Black writers of African descent from around the world. The authors and works speak profoundly to the times in which they were written and resonate deeply with our own.

“Before you’re a writer, you’re a citizen, a human being, and therefore the weapons of the citizen are at your disposal to use or not use.” — Wole Soyinka In 2019,







Deloitte and Bloomberg Philanthropies are the 2021-2022 Season Sponsors.

Principal support for Theatre for a New Audience’s season and programs is provided by The Hearst Foundations, JLGreene Arts Access Fund in the New York Community Trust, The SHS Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Thompson Family Foundation, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Theatre for a New Audience’s season and programs are also made possible, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts; Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.