For decades, the founder of the Phoenix Theatre and Fonseca Theatre made exciting theatre in Indianapolis, and he had more in store.
In his last interview, he talks about the Negro Ensemble Company’s heady heyday, and its influential Playwrights’ Workshop.
The veteran actor, with extensive regional and New York credits, including at Long Wharf, Williamstown, and Broadway, died late last month.
A farewell letter to Chadwick Boseman, a griot and conduit with boundless compassion and a cosmic lens on the mundane.
My relationship with the great theatre critic began with a wary interview but soon gave way to a lifetime of anecdotes, confidences, and laughter.
Her Six Viewpoints taught me, and generations of theatremakers and performers, to get out of our own way and expand our perception.
Remembrances of a teaching giant who brought up so many other teachers and actors, including her talented son.
In a lifelong mission to connect to his roots and to audiences, he created stage poetry out of honest struggle, and helped inspire our best work.
The celebrated director of ‘Hair,’ Great Lakes Theater AD, and UNCSA dean taught his students invaluable lessons that apply equally to theatre and to life itself.
A consummate man of the theatre, he was willing to fight—sometimes literally—for the voices he championed.