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Harlem Arts Alliance and Community Works Invite You to Celebrate the American Negro Theater
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Harlem Arts Alliance and Community Works Invite You to Celebrate the American Negro Theater

10/7/2015
When: 10/7/2015
7:00 PM
Where: Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture
515 MALCOLM X BLVD
New York 10037
Presenter: Harlem Arts Alliance and Community Works

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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

 

Opening Remarks

 

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.

 

Conversation

 

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.

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