A playwright and abolitionist responsible for a variety of firsts, an international tour that changed acting in the West, and the birth of a feminist theatre collective with a unique approach to playmaking.
This edition covers some notable birthdays (Edna St. Vincent Millay, Sidney Poitier), as well as an auspicious premiere and a company founding.
From the birth of William Wells Brown and Ellen Stewart to the beginnings of Memphis’s Playhouse on the Square and McNally’s ‘Love! Valour! Compassion!,’ December was a noteworthy month.