African American Stage Plays Captured on Film

Many successful, classic African-American films began as stage productions. The stage has launched many acting careers and stage performances continues to draw large, devoted audiences.

The next best thing to seeing a "live" performance in person is watching it on film. The African American movies listed below are filmed stage plays that have been captured on film and made available on DVD.

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black stage plays
african american stage plays on video
Movie Title
Beauty Shop - The Original Stage Play 
Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies        
First Breeze of Summer, The (Broadway Theatre Archive)       
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf (Broadway Theatre Archive)        
Freeman (Broadway Theatre Archive)       
George Gershwin - Porgy & Bess / Trevor Nunn Sir Simon Rattle W. White C. Haymon Glyndebourne Opera       
King Lear / Jones, New York Shakespeare Festival (Broadway Theatre Archive)       
Madea Goes to Jail (The Tyler Perry Collection)       
Sty of the Blind Pig (Broadway Theatre Archive)       
Tyler Perry - The Plays (7 Disc Box Set)       
Tyler Perry Collection (I Can Do Bad All By Myself/Madea's Class Reunion/Meet the Browns/Madea's Family Reunion)       
Neighbors (Broadway Theatre Archive)       
Sty of the Blind Pig (Broadway Theatre Archive)       
Trial of the Moke, The (Broadway Theatre Archive)       
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself       
Tyler Perry's Madea's Class Reunion       
Tyler Perry: Meet the Browns       
Why Did I Get Married? (The Tyler Perry Collection)       
What's Done in the Dark...       
When Hell Freezes Over, I'll Skate (Broadway Theatre Archive)       


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