Community Works and the Harlem Arts Alliance are partnering to present portions of a film documenting the legacy of Frederick O’Neal in launching the American Negro Theater, a performance of one of the theater’s early plays and a conversation between Woodie King Jr., Founding Director of the New Federal Theater, and Voza Rivers, Executive Producer of New Heritage Theatre Group, moderated by Jonathan McCrory, Director of the Theatre Arts Program at the National Black Theater.
As part of an evening curated by Stephanie Berry, Producing Director of Blackberry Productions Theater Company, there will be an excerpt presentation from “On Strivers’ Row,” and Anna Lucasta.
This celebration is part of the Schomburg Central’s Annual, free Fall Open House.
Community Works and Harlem Arts Alliance Present
A 75 Anniversary Celebration
of the American Negro Theater
ANT Theater, Schomburg Center
Wed. Oct. 7 2015 at 7pm
Barbara Horowitz, Founder/President, Community Works
A Film Tribute
Trailer from forthcoming documentary detailing the legacy of Frederick O’ Neal, founder of the American Negro Theater.
A Theater Scene
Excerpt Presentation from “On Strivers Row,” and Anna Lucasta a early American Negro Theater Presentations.
Actors include Lizan Mitchell, Nambi Kelly, Tina Fabrique, Michael Early, Chantal Jean-Pierre and Dwayane Clark, Daniel Carlton, Michael Greene, Rhonda McLean-Nur
Curator: Stephanie Berry, Producing Director, Blackberry Productions Theater Company.
The Legacy of The American Negro Theater
Woodie King Jr., Founding Producer, New Federal Theater
Voza Rivers, Founding Producer, New Heritage Theatre Group
Jonathan McCrory, Moderator, Director of the Theatre Arts Program at the National Black Theatre Company
The evening’s presentation is an extension of Community Work’s, Harlem is Theater Exhibition in association with Harlem Arts Alliance, underwritten by a grant from Con Edison Company.