I am someone who loves the performing arts. But, one thing that irks me is the lack of blacks in the audience despite an all black or predominantly black cast. I hate having so much excitement and not being able to share that excitement with other blacks b/c there are so few of us in the audience. It irks me when white patrons come up to me out of curiosity and ask how I enjoyed the show to get my perspective. And I'm sure it's mainly b/c I'm young and black. They expect me to be elsewhere. We need to come out and support each other in the performing arts. I met Stew and Coleman Domingo. I met Coleman after the show and he was so down to earth and well spoken. We were both walking down broadway and got into the lack of our presence in theatre. He was as glad to see me in the audience as I was to see him on stage. We have no idea how the littlest thing like being visible can boost the confidence we have in each other. Everyone make the commitment to support our sistahs and brothas in theatre. It could be a small play in the park. Or at a local regional theatre. Specials take place during the week when seats aren't as filled. Black theatre exceeds Tyler.