About Beyond Classical Theatre

Beyond Classical Theatre honors the legacy of Johnny Lee Davenport by giving actors of color, with a specific passion for classical theatre, opportunities to prepare for excellence in the performance of classical theatre and to become role models and teachers for other actors of color who share this same passion. Beyond Classical Theatre offers grants, determined and developed annually by its board, to foster these opportunities.

We are currently fundraising for our first grants through a GoFundMe page, “In Honor of Johnny Lee Davenport,” with a goal of raising $15,000. We are more than halfway to our goal, and we are so grateful to those of you who have supported us. Eventually, this site will have a donation button that will directly go to this organization, which we hope will continue to support actor training in perpetuity.

Please check back to see when grants become available.

In the meantime, please stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wishing you all good health,
The BCT Team