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 hosting a fundraiser on February 28, 2021, at 5 p.m. (EST) to launch the Johnny Lee Davenport Fellowship for actors of color.

The half-hour event will be hosted by Broadband’s “All Together Now” (broadbandcollab.com/all-together-now) and will feature a retrospective of Johnny’s career as well as tributes and performances by actors, directors, and writers who loved working with Johnny and who are gathering together (virtually) to celebrate his legacy and keep his dream alive.

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