STORIES THAT MATTER
The Billie Holiday Theatre strives to produce and present productions and programs so dynamic in their relevance, content, and connection to our community that a positive transformation begs to take place.
A 45 YEAR LEGACY
Many of today's successful actors, writers, designers, and musicians developed their craft at The Billie Holiday Theatre. Samuel L. Jackson, Debbie Allen, Tichina Arnold, Bill Cobbs, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, Carol Woods, Elaine Graham and Ebony JoAnn to name but a few.
OUR FOUNDER | RESTORATION
The Center for Arts & Culture at Restoration promotes the rich legacy of the African and Caribbean Diaspora while using the arts as a vehicle for creative place-making, community enrichment and presenting art that seeks to strengthen democratic values, promote social justice and take on dialogues that inform and impact our community.
MEET THE BILLIE HOLIDAY THEATRE TEAM
Antonia Yuillie Williams
Depelsha Thomas McGruder
Dr. Indira Etwaroo, producer, educator, scholar and non-profit arts leader, has worked with institutions across the country and the world.
Nikki’s professional experiences are in the areas of arts management, production, touring, events and logistical planning.
Hollis A King is former vice-president and creative director at the Verve Music Group the largest jazz record label in the world.
He studied advertising and design with legendary artist Milton Glaser. King joined the Verve Music Group, a division of Universal Music Company, and worked with some of the greatest musicians of all times.
King has received numerous achievement awards and citations as well as five Grammy Nominations. Currently Hollis runs his own creative company, sits on an executive board, and regularly lectures at FIT, SVA, Art Directors Club and Society of Illustrators.
Executive Director Emeritus
Renowned theater pioneer who led the Billie Holiday Theatre through extraordinary growth for 42 years.