Theatre

Producer of Gay-Themed Play Deported from Uganda
By February 13, 2013 Read More →

Producer of Gay-Themed Play Deported from Uganda

KAMPALA — David Cecil, a British citizen who produced a play last year about the plight of Ugandan gays, was deported from Uganda on Monday. He had been arrested by Ugandan police Wednesday, and was flown back to Britain after having spent five days in detention at a Kampala police station. By Hilary Heuler Cecil […]

Russian Bolshoi arts director Filin hurt by acid attack
By January 19, 2013 Read More →

Russian Bolshoi arts director Filin hurt by acid attack

The artistic director of Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre, Sergei Filin, is being treated in a Moscow hospital for severe burns to his face after a masked man threw acid in his face, police say. The attack happened late on Thursday as Mr Filin, an award-winning ballet star, was walking home in central Moscow. Doctors are now […]

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Pomo Afro Homos’ Fierce Love (Remix)
By October 22, 2012 Read More →

Pomo Afro Homos’ Fierce Love (Remix)

“We are Oceans of Darkness, Glimmers of Light. Savor us Like Wine. Our Stories are Meant to be Told” Pomo Afro Homos’ Fierce Love (Remix): Friday, October 19, 2012 @ the New Conservatory Theater, San Francisco CA Pomo Afro Homos, short for Postmodern Afro-American Homosexuals was founded by Brian Freeman, Bernard ‘Djola’ Branner, and Eric […]

Cultures Clash On The Stage In “Juan And Emmett”
By October 21, 2012 Read More →

Cultures Clash On The Stage In “Juan And Emmett”

Alan Baxter’s New Play Explores Class, Closet Issues By Nathan James Manhattan and The Bronx sit side by side in New York City, separated only by the Harlem River, but as we see in writer/director Alan Baxter’s new stage drama Juan And Emmett, sometimes the gulf between the boroughs can be a chasm as wide […]

The Ensemble Theatre’s The Nacirema Society
By October 18, 2012 Read More →

The Ensemble Theatre’s The Nacirema Society

By William H Jones Jr Pearl Cleage’s romantic comedy, The Nacirema Society, in its regional debut in a scrumptiously detailed production from Ensemble Theatre, is a singular pleasure Her characters are upper-crust African-Americans in 1964 Montgomery, Alabama. The Dunbars and the Greens are doctors, lawyers, college-educated, successful, and proud of it. They’ve been pillars of society […]

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Seattle City Council honors Pullman Porters for service to Civil Rights
By October 16, 2012 Read More →

Seattle City Council honors Pullman Porters for service to Civil Rights

By Jill Russell Hulings They were former slaves who were given a chance, took pride in their work and helped create the nation’s first black middle class. The City of Seattle officially recognized October as “Pullman Porter Month,” celebrating Pullman porters for their public service and leadership in the Civil Rights Movement. Pullman porters were […]

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At Seattle Rep, a play about the Pullman Porters
By October 2, 2012 Read More →

At Seattle Rep, a play about the Pullman Porters

By Florangela Davila Seattle Repertory Theatre opens its season Wednesday with a world premiere play about a group of African American workers known as the Pullman porters. “Pullman Porter Blues” looks at three generations in one family of porters. The Pullman porters were former slaves who worked on a luxurious fleet of sleeper cars beginning […]

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Philadelphia Theatre Company wins awards for The Scottsboro Boys
By September 29, 2012 Read More →

Philadelphia Theatre Company wins awards for The Scottsboro Boys

By Howard Shapiro The Philadelphia Theatre Company, which performs at its Suzanne Roberts Theatre, won four of its seven awards for The Scottsboro Boys, including best musical. After Scottsboro‘s run on Broadway, the company became the first regional theater to produce the show by John Kander and the late Fred Ebb, with a book by […]

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Shakin’ the Mess at the University of Louisville Theater
By September 25, 2012 Read More →

Shakin’ the Mess at the University of Louisville Theater

By Brian Kennedy The African-American Theatre Program at the University of Louisville will be Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery. Shakin the Mess Outta Misery focuses on an orphaned girl and the women of a neighborhood who helped to raise her in the 1950s South. The women help her grow up to handle the world, teaching […]

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Julius Caesar, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon
By June 10, 2012 Read More →

Julius Caesar, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon

Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’, moved 2,000 years forward and halfway round the world, ends up more thrilling and apposite than ever By Kate Bassett Feel the heat. The RSC has just set Julius Caesar thrillingly ablaze. Shakespeare’s Roman play is often, wrongly, considered cold and colourless. Now, though, this political drama is scorchingly reinvigorated in Gregory […]