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AAMU to Welcome NADSA

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February 24, 2023

AAMU to Welcome NADSA

Alabama A&M University will host a national, four-day performing arts conference for an organization whose alums include such stars as Samuel L. Jackson, Taraji P. Henson and the late Chadwick Boseman.

In collaboration with partner institutions Art City Institute and Coppin State University (Maryland), AAMU will host the 85th annual conference of the National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts (NADSA)  April 12-15.  Focusing on the theme “Create. Collaborate. Celebrate.”  Organizers anticipate that more than 200 students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests affiliated with the performing arts will attend.

With a membership that includes primarily historically black college and university (HBCU) students, faculty, staff, alumni and performing arts enthusiasts, NADSA is considered the oldest such educational theatre organization in the United States. 

Participants will attend workshops, competitions, performances and sessions, concluding with an awards ceremony on Saturday, April 15.  Moreover, NADSA provides opportunities for networking, building skillsets and sharing best practices in the field.

Art City Institute (ACI), founded in 2005, is a multicultural, 501(c)(3) approved, community-based organization in Huntsville, Alabama. The organization’s mission is to promote the pursuit of excellence through engagement in the performing arts.  Based in Baltimore, Coppin State University is an urban, comprehensive, and Historically Black Institution founded in 1900.  Its Visual and Performing Arts unit serves as the administrative host for NADSA.

Registration for NADSA 2023 is open.  To register for the in-person conference (members and nonmembers), visit the NADSA website at  The conference hotel is Embassy Suites in Huntsville, Alabama.  To receive the NADSA Conference group rate, click the link: NADSA Conference 2023.

For more information, contact Dr. Garey A. Hyatt, president, National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts (NADSA), at or (410) 951-3369.