About Us

Our Mission
To enlighten, enrich, and empower communities through entertaining African American theater experiences while exploring the common ground of humanity.

Our Purpose
To preserve the tradition of African American theatre by producing and presenting quality classic, contemporary, and original literary works of the African Diaspora.

Our History
Mahogany Ensemble Theatre (MET) is the brainchild of Angelique Feaster, Artistic Director of this emerging community theatre. Having performed in a cross-section of theatres and organizations throughout the Shreveport-Bossier area, Ms. Feaster recognized the need for a permanent seasonal offering of quality theatre of the African Diaspora. After meeting Mr. Curtis King, founder of The Black Academy of Arts & Letters in Dallas, Texas, Angelique was inspired to independently produce a dinner theatre experience for the community.

In June of 2003, Ms. Feaster‟s vision of African American community theatre became a reality with the Mahogany Moods Dinner Theatre production of Indigo Blues, by Louisiana‟s own, the late Judi Ann Mason. This pilot production continued with touring performances at Southern University in Shreveport and Mississippi Valley State University in late 2003 and early 2004.

With the highly favorable reception of this pilot production, faith, and belief in the vision of providing ongoing African American theatre in the community, Mahogany Ensemble Theatre was born. In November of 2005, MET debuted as the premiere seasonal African American theatre company of Northwest Louisiana. Recognizing the importance of nurturing and developing the next generation of creative artists, MET formed the Young, Gifted & Black teen troupe to present social awareness and youth centered plays in the community. In December of 2005, the troupe performed Defining Moments, a play about teens and their lives touched by AIDS, which toured in area recreation centers, schools, and libraries as a partnership with The Philadelphia Center. In 2008, MET produced the first Biennial Southern Black Theatre Festival. Mahogany Ensemble Theatre stages at least four productions each season—two mainstage plays, one children‟s play, and one original play by a regional playwright. MET is the 2011 State AACT Festival Winner and will represent Louisiana at the Regional AACT Festival in April 2011 in Lewisville, TX. 

(L-R: 2013 Ruby Gala Volunteer: Eva Harris, 2013 Board Members: Bridget Evans, Shannon Levingston-McCowan, Tunya  Williams, Angelique Feaster Evans, Roshanda Spears, Neverlyn Townsel, Advisory Board: Renee Caldwell)

Our Board of Directors
Angelique Feaster Evans

Myra Robinson
Dr. King David Godwin
Priscilla Metoyer
Robert Alford
Hardette Harris
Ilene Fraser

Advisory Board
Renee Caldwell
Bridget Evans
Shannon Levingston-McCowan
Roshanda Spears
Neverlyn Townsel
Tunya Williams

Our Staff
Angelique Feaster Evans
Artistic & Managing Director
Roshanda Spears
Resident Choreographer
Kershauna Johnson
Resident Videographer