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Date Of Birth:
August 28, 1929
Date Of Death:
December 02, 1995 (66)
Birth Place:
Miami, FL, USA
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Date of Birth: August 28, 1929
Date of Death: December 02, 1995 (66)

Birth Place: Miami, FL, USA
Charles Weldon, Artistic Director Of Negro Ensemble Company, Dies At 78Charles Weldon, Artistic Director Of Negro Ensemble Company, Dies At 78
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Actor/Director Charles Weldon, who was Artistic Director of The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) since 2005, died December 7 at Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYC. He was 78. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company Presents HERCULES DIDN'T WADE IN THE WATERNegro Ensemble Company Presents HERCULES DIDN'T WADE IN THE WATER
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

From May 16 to 27, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. will present the world premiere production of 'Hercules Didn't Wade in the Water' by Michael A Jones. The play is winner of the troupe's 2017 Emerging Playwrights Competition. Called a 'drama with comedy,' it is a story of displacement of Black families and the forces that lead to it in modern America. Performances are at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company Presents HERCULES DIDN'T WADE IN THE WATERNegro Ensemble Company Presents HERCULES DIDN'T WADE IN THE WATER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

From May 16 to 27, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. will present the world premiere production of 'Hercules Didn't Wade in the Water' by Michael A Jones. The play is winner of the troupe's 2017 Emerging Playwrights Competition. Called a 'drama with comedy,' it is a story of displacement of Black families and the forces that lead to it in modern America. Performances are at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company Presents HERCULES DIDN'T WADE IN THE WATERNegro Ensemble Company Presents HERCULES DIDN'T WADE IN THE WATER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

From May 16 to 27, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. will present the world premiere production of 'Hercules Didn't Wade in the Water' by Michael A Jones. The play is winner of the troupe's 2017 Emerging Playwrights Competition. Called a 'drama with comedy,' it is a story of displacement of Black families and the forces that lead to it in modern America. Performances are at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place. (more...)

The Negro Ensemble Company Remounts A SOLDIER'S PLAY This FebruaryThe Negro Ensemble Company Remounts A SOLDIER'S PLAY This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

To reach an expanded audience, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) will re-mount its 2017 revival of 'A Soldier's Play' by Charles Fuller, directed by Charles Weldon, from February 14 to March 4, 2018 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street. The piece is historically NEC's most famous and successful play. It was produced last fall at Theatre 80 St. Marks as the culminating event of NEC's landmark 50th season, playing to full houses and glowing notices. The cast of that revival will return intact for the Gene Frankel Theatre run. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Remounts A SOLDIER'S PLAYNegro Ensemble Remounts A SOLDIER'S PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

To reach an expanded audience, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) will re-mount its 2017 revival of 'A Soldier's Play' by Charles Fuller, directed by Charles Weldon, from February 14 to March 4, 2018 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street. The piece is historically NEC's most famous and successful play. It was produced last fall at Theatre 80 St. Marks as the culminating event of NEC's landmark 50th season, playing to full houses and glowing notices. The cast of that revival will return intact for the Gene Frankel Theatre run. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Revives A SOLDIER'S PLAY Tonight as Part of 50th SeasonNegro Ensemble Revives A SOLDIER'S PLAY Tonight as Part of 50th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

For its 50th season, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) has been presenting a retrospective of some of the troupe's signature works. The culminating event of this landmark season will be NEC's most famous and successful production, 'A Soldier's Play' by Charles Fuller, which NEC first presented in 1981 at Theatre Four. (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Revive A SOLDIER'S PLAY as Part of 50th SeasonNegro Ensemble to Revive A SOLDIER'S PLAY as Part of 50th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

For its 50th season, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) has been presenting a retrospective of some of the troupe's signature works. The culminating event of this landmark season will be NEC's most famous and successful production, 'A Soldier's Play' by Charles Fuller, which NEC first presented in 1981 at Theatre Four. (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Revive DAUGHTERS OF THE MOCK at Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The 50th season of The Negro Ensemble Company, a year-long retrospective of some of the troupe's signature works, continues May 24 to June 10 at Theatre 80 St. Marks with 'Daughters of the Mock' by Judi Ann Mason. (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Continue 50th Anniversary with Remounts of ROSALEE PRITCHETT and THE PERRY'S MISSION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

This Spring, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. continues the celebration of its 50th Anniversary season, in which it is remounting classic plays of the company's past. (more...)

Douglas Turner Ward & Woodie King, Jr. Honored in Sidewalk Ceremony Today Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Today, November 16 at 4:30 PM, a Sidewalk Signing and Honors Ceremony will be held onstage at Theater 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place. (more...)

Douglas Turner Ward & Woodie King, Jr. to Be Honored in Sidewalk Ceremony at Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

On Wednesday, November 16 at 4:30 PM, a Sidewalk Signing and Honors Ceremony will be held onstage at Theater 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place. (more...)

Drama Desk Award Winner J.E. Franklin to Bring Staged Reading of TO BREAK EVERY YOKE to Castillo Theatre, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Drama Desk Award winning playwright J.E. Franklin will present her new book of plays To Break Every Yoke with a staged production starring actress Vinie Burrows on Sunday October 5, from 2pm-4pm at the Castillo Theatre located at 543 W 42nd Street. (more...)

THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER Presents 'Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968-1986'
by Danielle DeSisto - Jan 1, 2001

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 19681986, a series of key films, starting with William Greaves's seminal Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One and culminating with Spike Lee's first feature, the independently produced She's Gotta Have It which launched a new era of studio filmmaking by black directors. (more...)