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Playwright Lesli Lee dies at age 83

Playwright Lesli Lee dies at age 83

Feb. 6 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Lesli Lee, one of America’s most significant Black playwrights prior to the emergence of August Wilson, died January 20 in Manhattan at 83 of congestive heart failure. Lee is best known for his Obie Award-winning...

Guthrie Theater’s smug and offensive “Clybourne Park” perpetuates the illusion of a “post-Civil-Rights” society

Guthrie Theater’s smug and offensive “Clybourne Park” perpetuates the illusion of a “post-Civil-Rights” society

Jul. 2 |   By Peter Rachcleff, Community Voices/Twin Cities Daily Planet   Ansa Akyea, Emily Gunyou Halaas, and Jim Lichtscheidl in Clybourne Park. Photo by Michael Brosilow, courtesy Guthrie Theater. Clybourne Park is a significant play. It...

Penumbra Theatre Co. flips the script  to meet economic challenge

Penumbra Theatre Co. flips the script to meet economic challenge

Oct. 17 |   Financial state result of administration’s failure to watch cash flow   By James L. Stroud, Jr. Contributing Writer   Penumbra Theatre Company (PTC), one of the nation’s largest African American theaters, has suspended its programming...

The Amen Corner: Penumbra breathes life into James Baldwin play

The Amen Corner: Penumbra breathes life into James Baldwin play

May. 30 |     Lou Bellamy brilliantly directs James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner at Guthrie Theater for a Penumbra Theatre Company/Guthrie Theater regional premiere. Bellamy, of course, is best known for taking scripts through their paces in St. Paul...

Black wisdom: for our collective prosperity in 2012

Black wisdom: for our collective prosperity in 2012

Dec. 28 | Critical thinking in the Black Independence Movement   “We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends,” a lesson from Mary McLeod...
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