Sade Lythcott is a Tony and Emmy-nominated producer and the Chief Executive Officer of the National Black Theatre. Founded in 1968, by her mother Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, National Black Theatre is the nation’s first revenue-generating Black arts complex. National Black Theatre, also called NBT, is one of the longest-running theaters by a woman of color. National Black Theatre co-produced Fat Ham and Purlie Victorious on Broadway and (Pray) off-Broadway. All three shows have been New York Times Critic’s picks. Sade’s activism work has been written about in national publications including the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and Essence magazine. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Key to Harlem for her excellence in the Arts by State Senator Brian Benjamin, the Networks Journal’s top 40 under 40 award, the Larry Leon Hamlin Legacy Award from Black Theatre Network and the Cultural Icon award by Harlem Fashion Week. In 2012, Sade wrote and produced the highly acclaimed musical A Time To Love, garnering three AUDELCO nominations.
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