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Date of Birth: January 07, 1891
Date of Death: January 28, 1960 (69)

Birth Place: Eatonville, FL, USA
Royal Family Productions Presents SEE HER by Iman Schuk Photo Royal Family Productions Presents SEE HER by Iman Schuk
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2021

Royal Family Productions has announced the kick-off of their second annual Female+ Forward Festival with See Her, a new cinematic theatrical piece written by one of last year’s FFF playwrights, Iman Schuk (This Open Earth).

Works From Hemingway, Woolf, Fitzgerald and More Enter the Public Domain Photo Works From Hemingway, Woolf, Fitzgerald and More Enter the Public Domain
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2021

On January 1, 2021, otherwise known as Public Domain day, copyrights for classic work from literary and musical luminaries from 1925 expired, making the titles free from licensing and available for adaptation for dramatists and creatives. 

Interactive Outdoor Theatre Installation Debuts At Alabama Shakespeare Festival Photo Interactive Outdoor Theatre Installation Debuts At Alabama Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020

As the weather cools and the outdoors become even more enjoyable, Alabama Shakespeare Festival invites visitors to its grounds in Blount Cultural Park to experience Speak the Speech, a free theatrical installation. Inspired by William Shakespeare's directive to a?oespeak the speecha?? and by American playwrights today, Speak the Speech offers visitors a way to experience theatre outdoors in the beautiful park and garden surrounds for safe, interactive fun and enrichment.

VIDEO: Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre Presents a Reading of SPUNK Photo VIDEO: Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre Presents a Reading of SPUNK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2020

Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre presented a streamed reading of Spunk by Zora Neale Hurston, a joy-filled journey through 1930s Florida.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, October 1- with Orfeh & Andy Karl, Next On Stage: Da Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, October 1- with Orfeh & Andy Karl, Next On Stage: Dance Edition, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020

Today (October 1) in live streaming: The Next On Stage Dance Edition top 3, Orfeh & Andy Karl visit Backstage Live, and so much more!

Soul Rep Theatre Company Announces Virtual Season Photo Soul Rep Theatre Company Announces Virtual Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020

Soul Rep Theatre Company has announced its upcoming 25th anniversary season.

Woodie King Jr. Appoints Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director of New Federal Theat Photo Woodie King Jr. Appoints Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director of New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020

Woodie King Jr. Producing Director of New Federal Theatre (NFT), has appointed actress, director and producer Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director.

Expand The Canon Announces Inaugural List Of Plays Photo Expand The Canon Announces Inaugural List Of Plays
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020

Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre  in partnership with Ma-Yi Theater Company, American Players Theatre, and The Classical Theatre of Harlem is thrilled to announce the curated 2020 EXPAND THE CANON plays. 

Lorraine Hansberry Theatre Announces Appointment Of Margo Hall As New Artistic Direct Photo Lorraine Hansberry Theatre Announces Appointment Of Margo Hall As New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020

San Francisco's premier Black theatre company Lorraine Hansberry Theatre has announced the appointment of Bay Area theatre titan Margo Hall as its new Artistic Director.

 The Betsy's Overture To Overtown Festival Celebrates its 9th Year Virtually Photo The Betsy's Overture To Overtown Festival Celebrates its 9th Year Virtually
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2020

Tennessee Shakespeare Company Announces 13th Season Featuring ROMEO AND JULIET, TWELF Photo Tennessee Shakespeare Company Announces 13th Season Featuring ROMEO AND JULIET, TWELFTH NIGHT and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020

Tennessee Shakespeare Company today announced its 13th performance season celebrating the essential power of our togetherness, in any form that is safe, inspired by history's classical creations while in isolation or quarantine.

BWW Exclusive: Woodie King Jr. Discusses the Past, Present and Future of New Federal  Photo BWW Exclusive: Woodie King Jr. Discusses the Past, Present and Future of New Federal Theatre
by BWW Features - Jun 26, 2020

Woodie King Jr., founder of New Federal Theatre has penned an article exclusively for BroadwayWorld, discussing New Federal Theatre's past, present and more.

HARLEM RENAISSANCE 100 Goes Virtual As Second Phase of the Celebration Kicks Off Photo HARLEM RENAISSANCE 100 Goes Virtual As Second Phase of the Celebration Kicks Off
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020

Organizers today announced the second phase of the Harlem Renaissance 100, a multi-year celebration originally kicked off in February of this year to commemorate the milestone 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance and the artistic brilliance born from that movement.

Wynn Handman, Producer and Acting Teacher, Has Passed Away at 97 Photo Wynn Handman, Producer and Acting Teacher, Has Passed Away at 97
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020

Wynn Handman, the famed New York acting teacher and Artistic Director of The American Place Theatre, died at home April 11, 2020 of Covid-19 related pneumonia. He was 97.

The Wild Project Teams With Thirdwing to Offer THE FEMALE GENIUS Online Photo The Wild Project Teams With Thirdwing to Offer THE FEMALE GENIUS Online
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2020

Thirdwing, a digital theater company designed to develop plays directly for streaming as well as for the live stage, launched just before massive closures due to COVID-19. This meant that Thirdwing's first live stage offering, Rachel Carey's THE FEMALE GENIUS, running from April 14 - April 18 at The Wild Project in NYC, was canceled.

HSC Announces The Cast Of THE OCTOBER STORM Photo HSC Announces The Cast Of THE OCTOBER STORM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020

HUDSON STAGE announces the cast of its world premiere of the riveting and provocative new play by Joshua Allen, THE OCTOBER STORM.

Apollo Theater Has Launched a Major Commissioning Initiative Dedicated to the Creatio Photo Apollo Theater Has Launched a Major Commissioning Initiative Dedicated to the Creation of a Diverse Performing Arts Canon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020

The Apollo Theater announced today its first multi-work commissioning initiative dedicated to the creation of a diverse, 21st century American performing arts canon, Apollo New Works. Made possible with the support of a $2 million grant from the Ford Foundation for the creation of new work by artists of color, the initiative is also funded by a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Apollo's Master Artist in Residency, a central component of the program.

Part 4: Making Sure Diversity is Equitable Photo Part 4: Making Sure Diversity is Equitable
by Andrew Child - Feb 21, 2020

Michelle Aguillon has been working as an actor and director in Boston for over 25 years. Her work has spanned from Company One to the Nora Theatre to the Umbrella Theatre Company in Concord. How does she think the past decade treated Boston theatre? She says, a?oeI am excited to see more diversity in Boston theatre a?" not only in casting but behind the scenes as well, with writers, directors, and designers. We are going to see more stories about 'the other' a?" those who have endured being mostly shut out or ignored, stories rarely told from their point of view.a??

Black Spectrum Theatre Celebrates Milestone Anniversary Season with 50th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020

To mark its golden anniversary year, the Audelco Award-winning Black Spectrum Theatre Company (BSTC) today announced details for its 50th anniversary season comprised of a series of special programs highlighting African-American achievements in film, theater, literature and music. As the major highlight of this milestone season, the historic theatre will also host its 50th Anniversary Gala celebrating its rich legacy and honoring legendary performers Louis Gossett Jr., Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, and BSTC Founder and Executive Producer Carl Clay on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 6PM. Tickets for Gala Only - $150. Ticket Package is inclusive of Gala, afterparty and overnight stay at the LaGuardia Plaza Hotel - $400.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company Presents Annual Southern Literary Salon Photo Tennessee Shakespeare Company Presents Annual Southern Literary Salon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020

Tennessee Shakespeare Company presents its annual Southern Literary Salon featuring two celebrated female authors reflecting America at the same time in stark contrasts: Margaret Mitchell (Georgia) and Zora Neale Hurston (Alabama). The event is Sunday, Feb. 23 on TSC's Owen and Margaret Wellford Tabor Stage, located at 7950 Trinity Road in Memphis.

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