History of Theatre: About, By, For and Near
A Benefit for The Hansberry Project
Thursday, May 20
Last year, ACT began to work with Core Company artist Reginald André Jackson, director Valerie Curtis-Newton and The Hansberry Project to bring the hidden history of African American theatre to life. What began as a collage of stories and readings blossomed into a full-blown theatrical experience that will span over 200 years of artistic perseverance called History of Theatre: About, By, For and Near.
In this roundtable discussion, artists Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako, Eugene Lee, M.L. Roberts and Tracy Hughes join playwright Reginald André Jackson and moderator Valerie Curtis-Newton for an hour that will explore the themes in this multi-year work and the importance of this legacy to their lives as artists.
See this behind-the-scenes look at the multi-year project as it journeys to the stage.
We would like to present this rare invitation into the process of the creation of this ambitious work to you. History of Theatre, Part Zero will stream for audiences online May 14 – June 6.