The 2009 AACTA Onyx Awards

April 6th, 2009

billnunnPlease Join Us for
Pittsburgh’s Academy Awards
for Artists from the African Diaspora

Friday, June 26, 2009

Holiday Inn Oakland
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.
Price:  $50
Includes dinner and award show

Bill Nunn, Jr.

“2009 Pride of Pittsburgh Awardee”

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2008 Onyx Awards in the News!

April 5th, 2009


Onyx Awards honor ‘Christmas,’ ‘Trains’

Thursday, July 03, 2008
By Christopher Rawson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Photo:  Mark Southers, Leslie “Ezra” Smith, Vickie Bey, Lamman Rucker and Vernell A. Lillie at the 2008 AACTA Onyx Awards. 

The sixth annual Onyx Awards were presented last weekend by the African American Council on the Arts, which recognize excellence in African American theater. In practice, this mainly means picking the best shows and performances of Pittsburgh’s three predominantly black companies, Kuntu Rep, New Horizon and Pittsburgh Playwrights, plus occasional specials, like two annual Christmas shows.  Read the rest of this entry »