About Us

Amplify Festival

Following the national racial uprising in the spring of 2020, the Greater Greensboro Theater Consortium (GGTC) was founded bringing together the theatre departments from 6 area Colleges and Universities including Bennett College, NCAT, UNCG, Elon University, High Point University, and Guilford College with the intention of reflecting on the significance of black lives and stories and racial inequity. The GGTC committee produced the first Amplify Black Voices Theatre Festival in Spring 2022 building on Greensboro’s rich legacy of social justice and engagement in the Civil Rights Movement. The 2024 Amplify Black Voices Theater Festival aims to continue this effort by supporting the work of new playwrights from the Greater Greensboro community to enhance their work under the tutelage of a profession playwright and dramaturg and participate in a festival of staged readings of their plays– world premieres of new work centering the Black experience.

Member Schools

Bennett College prepares women of color through a transformative liberal arts education to lead with purpose, integrity, and a strong sense of self-worth. Bennett provides educational access to students while promoting inquiry, civic engagement, social justice, lifelong learning, and equity for all.

An 1890 land-grant doctoral high research activity university, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University prepares students to advance the human condition and facilitate economic growth in North Carolina and beyond by providing a preeminent and diverse educational experience through teaching, research, and scholarly application of knowledge.

UNC Greensboro will redefine the public research university for the 21st century as an inclusive, collaborative, and responsive institution making a difference in the lives of students and the communities it serves.

Elon University embraces its founders’ vision of an academic community that transforms mind, body, and spirit and encourages freedom of thought and liberty of conscience.

High Point University’s inspiring environment, caring people, and engaging education equip graduates for success and significance by cultivating the values, knowledge, mindset, and skills necessary to thrive in a competitive and rapidly changing world.

Guilford College‘s mission is to provide a transformative, practical, and excellent liberal arts education that produces critical thinkers in an inclusive, diverse environment, guided by Quaker testimonies of community, equality, integrity, peace and simplicity and emphasizing the creative problem solving skills, experience, enthusiasm, and international perspectives necessary to promote positive change in the world.

Financial Supporters

The Amplify Black Voices Festival was created with support from the National Endowment of the Arts. This project was supported by The Arts Council of Greater Greensboro, a division of the Designated County Partner, with funding from Guilford County as well. This project was also supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.