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AART was founded in 2007 by stage and screen legend Irma P. Hall together with Dallas-area actors Regina Washington and Vince McGill.
The non-profit theater explores and deepens insights into what African American lives reveal of human nature and the human spirit.
The inaugural season included A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller, A Raisin in the Sun by Loraine Hansberry, and Neat by Charlayne Woodard, a Dallas Observer’s top five show pick. From its start, AART won high critical acclaim.
In 2015, AART was selected by ATTPAC’s Elevator Series to produce August Wilson’s Radio Golf at the Dallas Theater Center. AART has been a TACA grant recipient for seven years and has won TACA’s prestigious Donna Wilhelm Family New Works Fund. For five years, AART has been selected for Project1Voice, the national program to foster excellence in African American theater.