We have launched our 2024 civic campaign, "Rise Up and Fight," aimed to increase voter motivation and participation in this national election year. The campaign is anchored by the same-titled civic anthem, composed by Nolan Williams, Jr. to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Freedom Summer.
Our DC Home Rule 50 exhibit is currently on display at the DC History Center. Click below to learn more about this civic project and plan your visit.
Pictured: "Freedman" by Kamryn Olds
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Congratulations to our NEWorks Voices of America for their recent concert performance with celebrated tenor Andrea Bocelli and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. (PHOTO: Courtesy of NEWorks Productions)
For a second year, NEWorks has collaborated with the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center in Orlando, Florida to present 6th & Jazz, an educational performance series that annually introduces over 16,000 sixth graders in Orange and Osceola Counties to the jazz genre!
Monday, January 15, 2024 at 6 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Featuring Jordin Sparks, Nolan Williams Jr., Cécile McLorin Salvant, and more
NEWorks is honored to co-produce this free, ticketed musical tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., jointly presented by Georgetown University and the Center.
Nolan was recognized by his alma mater Oberlin College as a trailblazing Black alumnus. He was honored during Black History Month alongside luminaries Johnetta Cole, Moses Hogan, Rihannon Giddens, Michael Morgan, Michael Sorrell, and more.
Nolan is also a recipient of the 2024 Living Legends Award for Service to Humanity. Check out the video above to draw inspiration from his impassioned remarks about the mission and impact of NEWorks.
Our collaboration with dancers from Dallas Black and Alvin Ailey has won a 2023 Telly Award Silver Prize for Best Social Video (Dance & Performance) and the WETA/PBS feature story on our musical GRACE has been nominated for a regional Emmy Award. Click below to access both videos.
The votes are in and GRACE is clearly the people's choice!
Special thanks to the many fans and industry insiders who have honored us with 12 nominations and 11 wins, including Best Musical and Best New Musical!
Become a Friend of GRACE today to track our journey forward.
Our documentary, Mayor Muriel Bowser presents... 'Becoming Douglass Commonwealth' has garnered a total of ten media awards, including three gold prizes! Join us in extending hearty congratulations to our entire production team!
'Becoming Douglass Commonwealth' chronicles the long and complicated journey towards Washington, District of Columbia becoming our 51st state, Washington, Douglass Commonwealth.
Click below to view the documentary.
NEWorks is honored to have partnered with the Choral Arts Society on the east coast premiere of Damien Geter's An African American Requiem last spring. The Washington Post has recognized this work as one the top ten classical music performances of 2022.