Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's

National Black Theatre
Institute of Action Arts


March 11 - 15, 2020

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March 11 - 15, 2020

Inspired by Homer’s The Odyssey, BAYANO explores the history, spirituality, and liberation of Bayano, an African who struggles to escape slavery in 16th century Panama. An imaginative quest through the treacherous Atlantic Ocean, this epic tale follows Bayano and the Yoruba deities and gods who intercede on his journey to return to his family in Yorubaland.


Presented as part of NBT’s

I Am Soul - Playwright Residency Program.


Ramaj Jamar (Set & Costumes)

Hoon Lee (Lighting)

Mauricio Escamilla (Sound)

Belynda Hardin (Stage Manager)

Update Regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and BAYANO

Dear NBT family members,

We regret to inform you that due to new critical information and immediate concerns about COVID-19, all remaining performances of BAYANO are cancelled.

If you have already purchased tickets please contact boxoffice@nationalblacktheatre.org to go over options regarding the purchased tickets. 

NBT would also like to remind you to to follow CDC's guidelines for prevention, and also to stay aware of the key symptoms currently associated with the virus.

Over the coming days we will be sending out further communications regarding the status of other NBT shows and events, so please be on the lookout. 

National Black Theatre

Presents the Workshop Production of

Written by




Darrel Alejandro Holnes

Directed by Jeffrey Page