Named after activist and playwright, Lorrain Hansberry, The Hansberry Project began producing, supporting, and nurturing Black Theater and voices in 2006. The Hansberry Project has supported artists in varying career levels through mentorships and community outreach that centers Black artists and their artistic process. Co-founded by Valerie Curtis-Newton and Vivian Phillips, The Hansberry Project supports works that reflect “the richness and diversity of American life”.

  • Primary Form of Entity: Nonprofit Organization
  • Primary Artistic Discipline: Theater, Music, Dance
  • Primary Areas of Activity: Producer, Arts in Community Development, Arts in Social Justice, Services for Artists


Submissions from 2021


Something Glorious, Act One: Becoming The Hansberry Project, Carol Roscoe