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  OVER  40  Y E A R S ! ”  

Save the Date

NOVEMBER 10th & 11th

"This project 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." 



upcoming events

"Issues of Color" 

A Monologue Play Celebrating People of Color

 in Central New York


Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company is happy to partner with local playwright Anne-Margaret Childress on this upcoming production that sheds light on the experiences of Black people growing up and living in the Syracuse area. 

Join us at the Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) on 

November 10 & 11, 2023.


Alums - Celebs - Comments or Videos

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