Rich Heritage, Bold Vision,Lasting Legacy

About Our Theatre

Since opening in 1978 in New Brunswick, NJ, Crossroads Theatre Company (CTC) has built a rich and storied history, celebrating the culture, history, spirit and voices of the African Diaspora. Not just a venue of live theatre entertainment, CTC educates those in front and behind the stage, by creating bridges of understanding between all cultures and backgrounds and providing a nurturing environment for writers and artistic collaborators, respectively. CTC is a place where themes are created, stories are woven together and where stories are told.

Stars Shining from
Our Stage to the
World’s Stage

 

Viola Davis

Academy, Tony, Emmy Award Winning Actress

How to Get Away with Murder, The Help, Fences

Stars Shining from
Our Stage to the
World’s Stage

 

August Wilson

Tony & Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright

Fences, The Piano Lesson, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Stars Shining from
Our Stage to the
World’s Stage

 

Uzo Aduba

SAG & Emmy Award Winning Actress

Orange is the New Black

Stars Shining from
Our Stage to the
World’s Stage

 

Earle Hyman

Actor
The Cosby Show

Stars Shining from
Our Stage to the
World’s Stage

 

Tamara Tunie

Actress
Law & Order SVU, As the World Turns, Flight

Stars Shining from
Our Stage to the
World’s Stage

 

Isaiah Washington

Actor
Grey’s Anatomy, Crooklyn, Clockers

Stars Shining from
Our Stage to the
World’s Stage

 

Vanessa Bell Calloway

Actress
Coming to America, Shameless, Saints & Sinners

Stars Shining from
Our Stage to the
World’s Stage

 

James Pickens

Actor
The X-Files, Grey’s Anatomy

Stars Shining from
Our Stage to the
World’s Stage

 

Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee

Actors, Activists, NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame Inductees

Do the Right Thing, A Raisin in the Sun, Jungle Fever

About “A Night With
Crossroads”

This special night serves as the perfect occasion to honor and celebrate a couple of storied pantheons of African American Theatre. On one legendary evening, Crossroads Theatre Company – an unmatched force for multicultural voices in theatre, will be awarding Denzel Washington with the inaugural Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee Living Legends Award.

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This award was designed to recognize a prominent person(s) from the arts and entertainment community who emulates the activist voice, vision and value of its namesakes, Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, and whose body of work illustrates best in class acting and portrayal of people, places and promise. Who better than Denzel Washington?!

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About a Prestigious
Award Recipient

Award-winning actor Denzel Washington is the inaugural recipient of the prestigious Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee Living Legends Award.

Bestowing this award upon Denzel Washington acknowledges his stellar contributions to acting and live theatre and represents the pathway, passages and promise of Crossroads Theatre Company over the years, since it was established.

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From his first stage credit in 1979 at New York’s Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park to a number of off Broadway and Broadway productions, television and film productions, Washington has received a Tony award for his performance in Fences and two Oscars for Glory and Training Day. He most recently received the American Film Institute’s (AFI) Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Crossroads Theatre Company is a resident company of NBPAC.

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