“What can be said about an artist who makes it his life’s work to complete a project and then passes when that work is done?”

"For the songs, rituals and folklore that were lost in slavery's middle passage, his plays are those forgotten songs remixed for the struggles of adapting to these shores" Playwright/director/actor Chadwick Boseman, who recently portrayed Jackie Robinson in the movie 42, wrote an article for the LA Times about the playwright August Wilson. Wilson's legacy, the thing he set out to…

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Nontraditional directing

"but now they would also be tinged by a context in which black dreams were sparked and then doused" Diversity in the American theater is a topic that theater artists and administrators have been having serious (though often ineffective) conversations about for the past 30 years. We've gone through phases of multicultural casting, color-blind casting, casting (insert race) actors in…

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