OUR POINT OF VIEW

Tracey Bonner I love Congo Square Theatre Company because I can be a part of an Ensemble of artists and work in an environment that reflects the essence of who I am as an African-American artist.   

Tracey Bonner
I love Congo Square Theatre Company because I can be a part of an Ensemble of artists and work in an environment that reflects the essence of who I am as an African-American artist. 
 

Aimee K. Bryant I love Congo Square Theatre because it is the mountaintop upon which I can stand and be free within myself.  Plus, Congo Square is comprised of the baddest muzza fuzzas you will ever see on any stage anywhere.

Aimee K. Bryant
I love Congo Square Theatre because it is the mountaintop upon which I can stand and be free within myself.  Plus, Congo Square is comprised of the baddest muzza fuzzas you will ever see on any stage anywhere.

Daniel Bryant I love Congo Square because I never have to question the intention or integrity of the art.  

Daniel Bryant
I love Congo Square because I never have to question the intention or integrity of the art.
 

Ronald Conner I love Congo Square because of the respect and knowledge we have for the craft. Congo Square transcends the label of a great black theatre. 

Ronald Conner
I love Congo Square because of the respect and knowledge we have for the craft. Congo Square transcends the label of a great black theatre. 

Aaron Todd Douglas Congo Square is my artistic home.  The synergy we created during Piano Lesson, our 1st production, birthed our identity and it is what I aspire to every time I work on a project.

Aaron Todd Douglas
Congo Square is my artistic home.  The synergy we created during Piano Lesson, our 1st production, birthed our identity and it is what I aspire to every time I work on a project.

Ann Joseph-Douglas I love Congo Square because its home!

Ann Joseph-Douglas
I love Congo Square because its home!

Allen Gilmore Congo opened the door for me to work in the black theater where I had been shunned since my career began. Seeing firsthand the commitment and unbending will of the members deepened my love of the organization.  

Allen Gilmore
Congo opened the door for me to work in the black theater where I had been shunned since my career began. Seeing firsthand the commitment and unbending will of the members deepened my love of the organization.
 

Anthony Irons Why do I love Congo Square? Congo Square Theatre is daring and inventive. The Company consistently presents people of Color in the most beautiful, provocative and oftentimes the most unexpected stories. We are a "road less traveled" company whose art continues to point to bold new horizons.  

Anthony Irons
Why do I love Congo Square? Congo Square Theatre is daring and inventive. The Company consistently presents people of Color in the most beautiful, provocative and oftentimes the most unexpected stories. We are a "road less traveled" company whose art continues to point to bold new horizons.
 

Javon Johnson I love Congo Square because it is a mirror of my own greatness and allows me to see myself.

Javon Johnson
I love Congo Square because it is a mirror of my own greatness and allows me to see myself.

Bakesta KIng Why I love Congo? We are a family. Not only amongst our ensemble but we invite everyone into our family. When you come into the fold of Congo Square, you are home.

Bakesta KIng
Why I love Congo? We are a family. Not only amongst our ensemble but we invite everyone into our family. When you come into the fold of Congo Square, you are home.

TaRon Patton I love Congo Square because we are destined for greatness, and we will leave behind a legacy of that greatness!  

TaRon Patton
I love Congo Square because we are destined for greatness, and we will leave behind a legacy of that greatness!
 

Ericka Ratcliff Congo Square is my artistic home. The extant connection to my roots, community and creative voice is why I come home again and again.  

Ericka Ratcliff
Congo Square is my artistic home. The extant connection to my roots, community and creative voice is why I come home again and again.
 

Alexis J. Roston This company is comprised of some of the most talented, passionate, real, raw, bold, innovative, brilliant minds I've ever had the pleasure of knowing and/or sharing the stage with.

Alexis J. Roston
This company is comprised of some of the most talented, passionate, real, raw, bold, innovative, brilliant minds I've ever had the pleasure of knowing and/or sharing the stage with.

Derrick Sanders As the founding artistic director of Congo Square Theatre Company in Chicago, Derrick Sanders has directed numerous productions including: Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, which won Black Theatre Alliance Awards for best production and direction; Seven Guitars, which won Joseph Jefferson Awards for best production and direction; the world premiere of Deep Azure and most recently, the Baltimore premiere of Twisted Melodies by Artistic Associate Kelvin Roston. 

Derrick Sanders
As the founding artistic director of Congo Square Theatre Company in Chicago, Derrick Sanders has directed numerous productions including: Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, which won Black Theatre Alliance Awards for best production and direction; Seven Guitars, which won Joseph Jefferson Awards for best production and direction; the world premiere of Deep Azure and most recently, the Baltimore premiere of Twisted Melodies by Artistic Associate Kelvin Roston. 

Monifa Sims I love that Congo Square is my creative home where I can have the freedom to try, the courage to fail and the opportunity to grow.   

Monifa Sims
I love that Congo Square is my creative home where I can have the freedom to try, the courage to fail and the opportunity to grow. 
 

Will Sims I love what Congo Square can represent to the future theatre community, not just in Chicago, but of the world.  It's a constant reminder what I am capable of.

Will Sims
I love what Congo Square can represent to the future theatre community, not just in Chicago, but of the world.  It's a constant reminder what I am capable of.

Samuel G. Roberson, Jr.  There's no place like home.  A place where I am held responsible, asked to contribute and have family to hold me up.  There is nothing like being surrounded by the talents of this Ensemble who push me to reach excellence everyday!

Samuel G. Roberson, Jr. 
There's no place like home.  A place where I am held responsible, asked to contribute and have family to hold me up.  There is nothing like being surrounded by the talents of this Ensemble who push me to reach excellence everyday!