Paul Robeson, “Voice of the People.”


The presence of The Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company, in the Syracuse/CNY community, fills a void in theatre experience choices, by giving voice to our own stories and experiences that will educate, create dialogue and ignite change. Since 1982, The PRPAC has ​enhanced the community with rich culture in the performing arts out of the African American tradition.  Today we continue to serve as a cultural outlet, striving to open the eyes and ears of those who are not aware that our Black and brown heritage is a major component of our country’s past, present and future.    

“ C E L E B R A T I N G  40  Y E A R S ! ”  

JOIN US! Sunday, Oct 9, 3pm at ArtRage Gallery!

We continue to celebrate our 40th year with a special performance/presentation by

PRPAC Alums, Young "Word Warriors" (from the JWM Festival), 

and Syracuse Community Choir Ensemble

"The Life Behind the Portrait of Paul Robeson" 

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(George Bain, Treas.)

Reorganizing and rebuilding PRPAC have been underway. We are grateful to the Central New York Community Foundation for awarding PRPAC a Black Equity & Excellence grant to support our Preserve and Grow project.

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Jackie Warren-Moore Monologue & Poetry Festival 

 July 17, 2022


Jackie Warren-Moore was a long-standing member, leader, and friend of PRPAC, as well as a beloved fixture of the larger Syracuse community. Jackie was active in the fields of education, community activism, performance, poetry, and facilitation, and she was especially passionate about working with young people and helping them to find their unique voices.    

Jackie was also a well-known, nationally recognized, and celebrated writer, director, poet, columnist, artist, activist, and actor. Jackie stands as the first Poet Laureate in Syracuse/Onondaga County, and she was recently awarded with the Annette Briggs Memorial Award from the Vera House.  

Over this next month, PRPAC will celebrate Jackie's life, impact, and story. The upcoming Jackie Warren-Moore Monologue and Poetry Festival for youth artists is a tribute to Jackie's memory and ever-lasting presence with PRPAC and within the Syracuse community.  


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In case you missed it, we encourage you to take time to enjoy "ROBESON & COMPANY COMMUNITY CELEBRATION,” a half-hour, family-friendly "virtual" celebration of PRPAC talent and partners, past and present. We thank YOU for your ongoing support over these 35-plus years.
I hold the Robeson Company close to my heart. It provided me the opportunity to grow as an artist and educator. It also provided an opportunity for many children to develop and express their young 'voices' and lastly, there was representation. They saw other Black people doing positive work. It will be exciting to see what the 'revitalization' yields for the Syracuse community.
- Traci Hinton Peterson