When Shauneille Perry’s screen adaptation of John Henry Redwood’s The Old Settler appeared on television in 2001, real life sisters Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen became synonymous with the fictional sisters Elizabeth “Bess” Borny and Quilly McGrath. The original … Read More
The Negro Ensemble Company is BACK! — Like other American-African theater organizations, this iconic company has been struggling for well over a decade to provide and maintain a professional venue for Black playwrights to tell stories about people from the … Read More
Your work fascinates me, Laurence, because it is so strong in history. It brings what was into now, but that history is not always appreciated.
“Your reading is dead on, Barbara. The reason why I’m interested in African American history is because our tales are not told. I was just talking on the phone with a friend and we were amazed that Prince and Michael Jackson coexisted at the same time, doing all of the fantastic music and creating music at the same time. Our artistry and our stories are always being separated out.”
Sunday, June 26, 2016 2pm to 5:30pm Trump Place 220 Riverside Boulevard (enter West 70th Street) The Gala will be honoring Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles, two of many actors and directors who have worked at the New Federal … Read More
May 7, 2015—May 24, 2015 Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30pm Saturday at 3:00pm and 7:30pm Sunday at 3:00pm The Negro Ensemble Company Davenport Theatre 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) Manhattan The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. … Read More