Theatre of the Living Word
Based primarily at the L. Charles Gray Theatre of the Presbyterian Church of Saint Albans, in Queens, TLW also collaborates with other companies to go "beyond the walls," in order to reach wider audiences. Working with the famed Caribbean American Repertory Theatre, TLW presented Oliver Stephenson's Tradewinds, at the Metropolitan Community Church, and Errol John's Moon on a Rainbow Shawl at Henry Street Settlement. For Black History Month 2007, the company staged a full-scale (with orchestra) production of Scott Joplin's Treemonisha, with the support of the CUNY's York College Performing Arts Center.
    TLW has featured the plays of such acclaimed writers as Ossie Davis, Langston Hughes, Leslie Lee, Jeffrey Stetson, and Nannie L. Burroughs. In addition, the company has also presented many originals works, such as Then & Now, by Marlon Campbell, Sojourn, by Millicent Jones & Geri Taylor-Brown, and the very popular Caribbean drama Coralfish Island, by Douglas Nathaniel Williams.
    Through the Saint Albans Multipurpose Community Center, the company has trained many young people in the Theatre Arts, as well as staging hip original plays such as MixDown, and A Kid's Life, whereinstudents served as designers, cast, and crew.
    Director Emeritus Millicent Jones founded Theatre of the Living Word at the Presbyterian Church of Saint Albans in the Spring of 1986. Their first production was Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun.
    After many successful years, Marlon Campbell succeeded her as Executive Director in January 2005. From the very beginning, PCSA’s dynamic Pastor, Rev. Dr. Edward Davis, has strongly supported and encouraged TLW's endeavors. With an eye to the future, young people are involved in every aspect of TLW productions, both onstage and behind the scenes.