Paul Robeson, “Voice of the People.”

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Once you receive performance link, feel free to watch anytime July 9 (12 am) to July 10 (11:59 pm).

By check, $20 payable to: Paul Robeson Perf. Arts Co.. mail to PO Box 843 Colvin Sta. – Syracuse, NY 13205 …, LINK to performance will be sent to your email address, PLEASE print it on your check. 


CashApp, $20 - MUST provide email address in order to receive LINK to performance.


Click Donate Button for PayPal/debit or credit card: $23, type COMB in the memo box with preferred email address to receive LINK to performance.

"Comb Your Hair (or You'll Look Like a Slave)"...

You’re standing there and random people touch your hair. Some even feel requesting permission is honorable.  Your hair precedes you: at an interview, at a party! This is the world of Leelee Jackson’s “Comb Your Hair” where asking permission is profoundly the lesser of all evils.  It is uniquely an African American “hair” memoir. 

The Ensemble Cast of The Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company summer “virtual” production include:   Nya Jordan, Safia Rahim, Vanessa Johnson, Karin Franklin-King and music direction by Marcia Hagan.

You’re invited to join them and the director for the Friday night TALKBACK, July 10th at 7pm. It’s the last day the performance will be streamed and everyone is invited to dialogue (ticket holder or not). Talkback Zoom link will be posted on Facebook and sent to ticket- holders.


Special offer to those who CANNOT STREAM

(or would prefer to see our performance with other people).

Sunday, July 11 at 4pm ArtRage Gallery hosts an in-person, large screen viewing.

ArtRage Gallery

505 Hawley Ave

Syracuse, NY 13203

Limited seating to 30 people,

to maximize safety precautions: 
NYS approved-Air filtration,

safe distancing, wear masks-please.  

Pay at the door- $20 cash or check.

First come, first serve via reservation...and meet the cast!  
Email your reservation:

include name(s) of attendees. 

Confirmation will be sent to you.

Watch for PRPAC 2021 Season Announcements

* COMB YOUR HAIR (or you'll look like a slave)


* MUSICAL (tba)

Appreciation Gallery

PRPAC is re-organizing and re-energizing…and we want YOU to join us.
Consider becoming a member of the board, a volunteer, a donor, a contributing artist or technician

PRPAC invites you to submit pictures, programs, and any archival material from past productions. Visit often, as this webpage expands to reflect the 39 year contribution of Syracuse community members.

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In Memoriam

PRPAC would like to pay our respect to others as well as our own alum


August Willson


Felix Cochren