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Our Mission

Liberation Theatre Company is a home for creative emerging black playwrights, providing resources to develop their work, nurturing and inviting them to express themselves in a supportive and focused environment. LTC brings together actors, directors, and playwrights to allow playwrights the room to learn and grow, culminating in their finest work, ready for production.

Our History

Liberation Theatre Company was founded in 2009 by Sandra A. Daley-Sharif and Spencer Scott Barros. They have been producing partners for over three decades now, uplifting underserved voices. Bernard J. Tarver, who had been a member of LTC’s Black Playwrights’ Group, joined them as Associate Producing Director, soon after. Since its founding, LTC has been a feeder for talented and diverse Black playwrights to larger theatre organizations.


Since the pandemic, LTC has managed to nourish two thriving programs: The Writing Residency Program which selects four emerging playwrights each year to write a full-length play and The 29Hour Workshop which offers one alum playwright an opportunity to work on a full-length play over 29 hours with the help of a director/dramaturge and a cast of professional actors.

Liberation Theatre Company is also a founding producer with Harlem9, Inc, producers of the OBIE Award-winning 48Hours in…™Harlem. In 2012, LTC teamed up with Woodie King Jr.’s National Black Touring Circuit, and SOUL PROductions to present Eric Lockley’s hilarious affirmative action comedy, Blacken The Bubble at The HSA Theater. Since then