The Good Negro

Opened: March 16, 2009
Closing: April 19, 2009

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Review - The Good Negro: I Know Where I've Been by Kristin Salaky - March 20, 2009

If the gang at Madison Avenue were looking for the perfect spokesmodel to help win support for the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s, they couldn't have done better than Rosa Parks, a sweet-looking, modestly dressed woman who spoke with quiet dignity. Or Ezell Blair, Jr., David Richmond, Joseph McNeil and Franklin McCain, the conservatively dressed, well groomed college freshmen who started the Woolworth lunch counter sit-in. White people who feared the consequences of desegregating America could have their views softened with a look at these clean-cut 'credits to their race' (as the old saying went) who were everyday people just like them. And if that sounds like a crass way of referring to the brave souls who put themselves on the front lines in the fight for equality, well that's a major point playwright Tracy Scott Wilson makes with her new drama, The Good Negro.


The Good Negro has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2009.
The Good Negro has been nominated for several awards. Francois Battiste was nominated for Performance at the Obie Awards. Lap Chi Chu received a nomination for Outstanding Lighting Design at The Lortels, and The Public Theater was nominated for Outstanding Play at The Lortels.
The Good Negro has won several awards for its performance and production. It received an Obie Award for Performance for Francois Battiste. The show also won the Outstanding Lighting Design award at The Lortels, which was given to Lap Chi Chu. Additionally, The Good Negro won the Outstanding Play award at The Lortels, representing The Public Theater. These accolades highlight the excellence and recognition that the show has received in the industry.



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