Voices in the Dark Repertory. began as an all African American Women’s Theatre Company dedicated to presenting, showcasing and performing works written by and/or about the African American woman. It was the brainchild of its Artistic Director, Ms. Tommye Myrick after reading poems and short stories written by her good friend and poet, Ms. Sharon Bridgforth. Inspired by the moving messages that paid homage and tribute to the plight of the African American woman, Ms. Myrick established the first ever all African American Women’s Theatre Company in this country in 1992 (featured Essence Magazine.) Soon, the company, which started with 13 female members grew to a membership of 52 that included both men and women. Operating out of New Orleans, Louisiana, Voices in the Dark Repertory and its Artistic Director have produced over 50 productions and received numerous awards and recognitions. Plays, presentations, lectures, visual art shows and book signings over the past 25 years have been carefully and meticulously selected to accomplish this goal. It is believed that - where there is insight there is understanding; where there is understanding there is acceptance. Voices’ desire to strengthen the “ties that bind” all peoples around the world; experiences, and successes give them the expertise needed to make Voices in the Dark Repertory a unique and noteworthy organization, having continued impact throughout the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana.