Theatre – ROUTES by Ronald Bunn

Petronia Paley quenching her artistic thirsts

Petronia Paley can confidently lay claim to the titles Actor, Director, Teacher, Fine Art Painter, Writer, and Producer. She’s actively pursued an acting career, but the other careers along the way segued into the next—seemingly by pure serendipity. Petronia Paley was born in Albany, … Read More

A. Peter Bailey’s “Curtains Up”: 1977 Black Theaters’ State of Affairs

There are many relevant historical articles and budding, now matured, writers who are a part of the Routes Archives (1977-1980 and 1990-1994) I am sure many of you, because of your age, have never read them. So as I move forward … Read More

The Current State of African-American Theatre Affairs: Dramas Through the Directorial Lens of White Directors

I am a freelance African American director who has lived over the past twenty plus years in New York City. For some time now, I’ve observed a number of dramatically written works by African American playwrights being handed over to white directors. A tracking of numerous theatrical … Read More

“WAR” — African-American family discovers African-American German family ties — Shhh! Peace! Be Still!

“WAR” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins at Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow Theater closed July 3, 2016, but continues to play out in real life everywhere because the seeds of war reside in each of us. Formidable personalities emerge during a family crisis and … Read More

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