Cinema Garden Party – BLACK THEATER: The Making of a Movement

November 14, 2018

Event Description

We love when history and entertainment intertwine! Don’t miss Cinema Garden Party- BLACK THEATER: THE MAKING OF A MOVEMENT.

Out of the Civil Rights activism of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s was born a bright new theatre. Witness a veritable video encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events of a movement that transformed the American stage.Excerpts of A Raisin in the SunBlack GirlTheDutchman and For Colored Girls… reveal how these actors and playwrights laid the basis for the Black theater of the present.

The Cinema Garden Party is sponsored, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), and by the Citizens Committee of New York Neighborhood Grant.
The Luminal Theater is a sponsored organization of the New York Foundation for the Arts. NYFA is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization founded in 1971 to work with the arts community throughout New York State and the United States to develop and facilitate programs in all disciplines.​

Produced & directed by Woodie King Jr. with Amiri Baraka, Ossie Davis, Ntozake Shange, James Earl Jones and more. RSVP for FREE tickets.

 

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