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Black Theater

A Salute to the African American Playwright August Wilson

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.21.2015 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This film is a beautiful legacy. It sheds light on a very gifted man who, like many creative people, was raised under difficult circumstances in an underserved area of Pittsburgh. All of his plays were "doors" into the black experience, and from many eras of the American story.

Making and Celebrating Change: Penelope Lowder Reflects on Black Women in Primetime

Michelle Flowers Taylor | Posted 04.23.2013 | Black Voices
Michelle Flowers Taylor

From Julia and Get Christie Love! to HawthoRNe, Scandal and Deception, the image of black women on primetime television has expanded in fits and starts.

Balancing Act: Lisa B. Thompson Explores Motherhood, Loss and More

Michelle Flowers Taylor | Posted 04.10.2013 | Good News
Michelle Flowers Taylor

Some people have more hours in the day. That is the conclusion that one might draw when considering all the tasks that playwright, scholar and mom Lisa B. Thompson juggles on any given day.

Shock For Nation's Largest Black Theater

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.07.2012 | Arts

The Penumbra Theater Company in St. Paul, Minnesota, announced on Thursday that it was suspending all its programming due to a lack of overall funds. ...

Marcus Baram

Where Denzel Got His Start: Legendary Theater Celebrates 40 Years Of Bringing The Drama | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.16.2011 | New York

Long before Denzel Washington was Denzel -- the two-time Oscar winner who is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars -- he was a struggling actor taking th...