Our organization is oriented to offer guidance and support for a wide range of artists and artistic disciplines.
African Repertory Troupe, Inc., the Other ART, is a multi-generational performing arts troupe developing a solid repertoire of works ranging from the Theatre of the Absurd to historical in-depth perspectives, Improvisation, Music & dance-the very rhythm of our souls.
The company was organized in 1997, to remember and celebrate the long tradition of storytelling that forms the foundations of our African heritage. It is dedicated to representing a vision of the future more fully informed by our history and experience of poetry, performance and play.
Cassandra Cato Louis
Founding Artistic Director
Cassandra Cato-Louis, Artistic Director of African Repertory Troupe, has received numerous awards for her acting, volunteerism and activism / artivism.
Co-Author of How to Marry a Black Man: The Real Deal, with Monique Jellerette deJongh & the soon to be published, “Mommy’s Grrlz”, (with Dr. Danné Davis), ‘Cato’ has been an Art-ivist (arts activist) for the last 25 years. She uses art as a way of changing the world and herself.
Cato was ecstatic to have performed in the world premiere of Ntozake Shangé’s last work, “Lost in Language & Sound”; and to have been called and been ‘Zake’s “Friend”.
Most recently, Cassandra can be seen in “Stronger” with Jake Gyllenhaal.
Board President - Program Administrator
A legal socialite, an award winning recepient of the prestigious humanitarian award from the Hebrew Academy.
Holds a doctotrate degree in law; master’s degree in educational leadership. Publicly known as a celebrity interviewer, host, legal correspondent, political consultant, fashion guru and mentor.
He work spans entertainment, politics, law, and fashion. His social justice movement causes includes fighting to end; injustice to primarily the voiceless and underserved- under-represented populations, stopping racial police brutality, sex trafficking. Where he uses his notable platforms for change that empower, educate and uplift individuals.
More team Members
James P. Nichols
Nichols’ involvement in the recording industry began in 1973 when after studying recording at The New School For Social Research, he obtained an Assistant Engineer position at A1 Studios in New York City, where he worked for two years under Herb Abramson, one of the founders of Atlantic Records.
He then moved on in 1975, to Sound Mixers, which was primarily a jingle studio recording Burger King and Volkswagen 30 second spots in the day and dance records at night.
Mem Nahadr (/nəˈhɑːd/ nə-HAHD), also known as M. Nahadr and simply “M”, is an American performance artist and multi-octave vocalist having access to the whistle register and best known for the performance of the song “Butterfly”, composed by Yoko Kanno and lyricized by Chris Mosdell for Cowboy Bebop. She is also an author, composer, poet, filmmaker, and human rights activist.
Even More team Members
My name is Julie John born in Boston Massachusetts
I am a professional network marketer founder of KOUTUR’E which is a event planning business that specializes in self care. I love organizing events and bringing people together to network and personally develop their goals and dreams. I express my art through fashion and music.
Sister Moutique is a lifelong social justice activist, performance artist and writer.
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We Got Talent!
We are looking for new works to publish and promote via online social media platforms, publications, and contests. We are currently accepting submissions from writers, artists, filmmakers, musicians, etc. Please contact us for details and guidelines.
Company Mission & Vision Statement, Core Values & Slogan
Mission Statement (who we serve, what we do, where we do it, how we do it, and why)
AFRICAN REPERTORY TROUPE
African Repertory Troupe, Inc. the Other ART is a multi-generational performing arts troupe developing a solid repertoire of works ranging from the Theatre of the Absurd to historical in-depth perspectives, Improvisation, Music & dance-the very rhythm of our souls.
Vision (the ultimate end goal/purpose/outcome of our work)
The company was organized to remember and celebrate the long tradition of storytelling that forms the foundations of our African heritage. It is dedicated to representing a vision of the future more fully informed by our history and experience of poetry, performance and play.
Core Values (beliefs that drive our work)
Youth & Community development
Passing down knowledge/Oral History Traditions
Creating a sense of culture &. Belonging
Promoting movement & wellness
Activating Communal empowerment
…”Staging the works of playwrights, poets, and storytellers, showcasing performers of African Descent…”
POETRY, PERFORMANCE, & PLAY
HERE WE ARE!
Join our collective and start building the most wanted career available today. We make sure every class is easily understood, and that all students reach the same level of expertise needed for today’s theater industry.