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 ! ”  

2023 Jackie Warren-Moore Festival is July 15th


"This project (The Jackie Warren-Moore Festival) is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts." 



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Jackie Warren-Moore Festival 

 July 15, 2023

We’re doing it again! 


Jackie Warren-Moore was a long-standing leader and friend of PRPAC.  Well-known locally, this nationally recognized and celebrated writer, director, poet, columnist, artist, activist, and actor stands as the first Poet Laureate in Syracuse/Onondaga County. 


Jackie was a beloved fixture of the larger Syracuse community, active in the fields of education, community activism, performance, poetry, and facilitation, and was especially passionate about working with young people and helping them to find their unique voices.    


For the second consecutive year PRPAC celebrates Jackie's enduring impact through the Jackie Warren-Moore Festival.This year, PRPAC will be partnering with InterFaith Works and the Center for Dialogue and Action to bring poetry, monologue, performance, and open dialogue to the Syracuse community.  


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Take time to enjoy "ROBESON & COMPANY COMMUNITY CELEBRATION,” a half-hour, family-friendly "virtual" celebration of PRPAC talent and partners, past and present. Jackie Warren-Moore is featured, so check it out!
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