From America’s first Black celebrity to Alice Childress’s Broadway turn in ‘Anna Lucasta,’ from Susan Glaspell opening ‘The Verge’ to raves for Canada Lee.
The commission, named after the grandparents of artist Jeremy O. Harris, awards $50,000 to each recipient.
The 70-year-old performer believes art should save lives, just as theatre saved hers.
She comes from a large family of theatremakers. Is it any wonder she makes family, and theatre, everywhere she goes, from Cultural Odyssey to the California’s prisons?
The TCG conference closed with a panel of artistic leaders discussing artistic risk vs. institution-building, and feted two dedicated field veterans, Rhodessa Jones and Jim O’Quinn.
At the TCG National Conference this week, James Houghton, Lear deBessonet and Rhodessa Jones will be recognized for their theatrical achievements.