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If for any reason a production is cancelled due to in climate weather, the Kuumba Ensemble will offer a snow date and honor all tickets accordingly.  If the weather is severe, we will post a snow date alert and post-ponement on our website.  For questions, please contact Rosalyn M. Gaines at (443) 413-1470.    


Online Black Soap Opera 

Kuumba Ensemble members, along with other actors from the Mid-Atlantic region have collaborated with the history-making company BlackTVOnline.com to create the first online black soap opera in the country.  The soap titled "This Way In," can be seen on the internet worldwide.  We encourage our supporters to log onto BlackTVonline.com to see this extraordinary digital streaming project.  Please review the article listed below for more details on the soap opera.

Black Soap Opera Makes Online History with its 24th Episode of "This Way In," an Original BlackTVOnline.com Drama


(Baltimore, MD - May 31, 2006) - BlackTVOnline.com now ranks as a leading pioneer in the digital streaming video industry.  With mega viewers both nationally and internationally, BlackTVOnline.com celebrates 24 episodes of its original bi- weekly black soap opera "This Way In."  BlackTVOnline.com, formally referred to as NiaVision.com is the first free internet television-broadcasting network of its kind that solely celebrates the black experience. The soap opera filmed in Baltimore, Maryland follows the controversial lives of six couples belonging to a unique social club called "This Way In." The title represents the twists and turns in their lives.  The 24th episode of the soap opera is the cliffhanger for Season One.  "It's both riveting and mesmerizing.  Once you've log on, you're hooked and can't wait for Season Two to begin," said Writer and Director Rosalyn M. Gaines.  The soap opera is just one of the many original and exciting programs premiering on BlackTVOnline.com.  

Almost two years ago, two Baltimoreans, Rosalyn Gaines and Obi Linton co-partnered to bring into fruition an unmatched online soap opera that would tell the story of challenges in Urban America via digital streaming video. "We take fictitious scenarios and create storylines that explore the grit it takes to survive in our relationships, the communities we live in and the workplaces that consume our energies and talents, said Gaines.  

With just 20 minute of air time, viewers can follow the story's plot in a fast-paced and explosive format.  "Our soap opera speaks to a multitude of experiences that reflect the good, bad and the ugly of life. Our story themes are real, captivating and unpredictable," said Obi Linton, producer and president of Vision Webcasting, Inc., the parent company of BlackTVOnline.com. To see the soap opera, log onto www.blacktvonline.com.  All programming is broadcast in streaming video, so viewers can watch and hear the performers, just like watching TV.  For more information, viewers can call (443) 729-1705

About BlackTVOnline.com
Since 2002, BlackTVOnline.com has been and continues to be the Internet leader for original, free and positive television programming from the Black perspective.  We webcast 32 regularly updated, original programs that are watched by over 300,000 unique viewers per month in 70 countries.  Over 70% of our viewers have expressed interest in learning more about, products, services and events targeting and supporting Black people.  The average age of our viewer is 36 yrs. old, with an annual income of $49,000 and a College degree.  59% are women.* 



The Kuumba Ensemble was a 2013 DC Black Theater Festival participant.  The ensemble's original showcase "Low Down Dirty Blues" was featured at Howard University's Ira Aldridge Theater on Sunday, June 30, 2013.  Thank you to everyone who supported us.

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