New Haarlem Arts Theatre
The New Haarlem Arts Theatre (NHAT), a new professional theatre company launched by The City College of New York Department of Theatre and Speech, and just completed its second season. Under the direction of Eugene Nesmith, the theatre is in residence at Aaron Davis Hall, located at West 135th Street and Convent Avenue on the campus of The City College of New York.
NHAT aims to become a professional theater uptown that ranks among the best in the country and to produce bold theatrical works that express the true history, culture, and diversity of America. The objective is to build and sustain a vibrant cultural institution in partnership with CCNY to offer a home for a professional theater company in which emerging professional actors from the CCNY community work alongside veteran artists of distinction. NHAT works to unite students and local residents in a range of programming that addresses the professional and educational aspirations of the unique and culturally essential neighborhood that is Harlem. Productions encourage artistic freedom, risk taking and bold experimentation with theatrical forms. NHAT also strives to attract audiences from around the City to Harlem again.