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Theater Talks: Theater-In-Black In Harlem


Monday, February 26, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

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The history of theater in Harlem has been long and illustrious. This free-ranging conversation will touch upon the legacies of theater companies that include W.E.B. Du Bois and Regina Anderson’s KRIGWA; and Langston Hughes and Louise Thompson’s Suitcase Theater on the development of successive companies that include those developed by Amiri Baraka, Gertrude Jennette, Barbara Ann Teer, Voza Rivers, and Jamal Joseph.

This program is presented by While We Are Still Here.

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Photo Credit: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Scene from the Broadway production of the American Negro Theatre's "Anna Lucasta," featuring (left to right) Canada Lee, Hilda Simms, Alice Childress and Alvin Childress" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1944.

Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early. 

Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

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