“Black people often comment on the fact that when you see some person’s name trending on Twitter among your circles, someone Black who you’ve never heard of, your first thought is, ‘My God, someone has been murdered again,'” Eve Ewing tells ACM poetry editor Tara Betts.
The American Dream has driven thousands of immigrants to the New World from the time of Jamestown to the present. This abstract term means a lot of different things for different people, whether it be freedom of religion, becoming wealthy, starring on Broadway or in Hollywood movies, selling out Madison Square Garden, becoming a successful […]
I may have celebrated Pride at my alma mater last month, but now it’s officially here, and with it the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. All the groundwork that many unsung LGBT people did in the 1950s led up to that catalytic moment in time where the patrons of the Stonewall Inn said, “Enough […]
Gal’s Guide is building an independent women’s history library and is seeking works by women and about women. This month we have a list of books by and about LGBTQ pride. Each link goes to our Amazon Smile Charity Wish List and purchases from this link will ship directly to our temporary library location in Noblesville, IN. If you […]
Lorraine Hansberry, 1930 – 1965 was the 1st Black woman to have a play performed on Broadway, A Raisin in the Sun in 1959.
https://soundcloud.com/nobathembu-ndzengu/a-raisin-in-the-sun I was a reporter for Cue Radio during the National Arts Festival in 2018 under the theme ‘Voices and Silences’. I got to speak to the director of the play ‘A Raisin In The Sun’ (originally by Lorraine Hansberry) who used the South African context instead of the Chicago setting. Enjoy!
The widely-acclaimed play made film A Raisin in the Sun (1961) by playwright Lorraine Hansberry is the first drama by an African American woman to be produced as a play on Broadway in New York City, New York. The film and play resonate with its examinations of the value and purpose of dreams, the need to […]
Frank Ogodo Ogbeche – Harvest of Corruption.3. Consider Aloho as a foil to Ogeyi4. How does Chief Haladu Ade-Amaka manipulate justice to his own advantage? SECTION B (Non-African Drama)Lorraine Hansberry – A Raisin in the Sun.5. To what extent are the dreams of the Younger family fulfilled in the play?6. Dicuss the living conditions of […]
This image is part of my journey inside academe. It is a snapshot of a video taken by a classmate at the 2005 premiere of “Makes You Happy,” a 21-minute choreopoem I wrote and directed that premiered at the Broach Theatre as part of the Greensboro, NC, 3rd Annual Fringe Festival. Linkages exist between this […]
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The young writer of the play ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ drew on her own life and on a famous poem by Langston Hughes to create one of the foundational works of 20th century theatre.
A Woman’s Worth “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 KJV I attended my first Literary Luncheon hosted by a group of African American sorority sisters May 18, 2019. A couple of the women I had spoken to during the event […]
The following electronic resources were added to MackinVIA in May. eBooks (fiction) Barely missing everything by Matt Méndez Brightly burning by Alexa Donne Broken lands by Jonathan Maberry The cold is in her bones by Peternelle Van Arsdale Eliza and her monsters by Francesca Zappia Far from the tree by Robin Benway The great Nijinsky […]
I just love this photo from last years’s post #20BooksOfSummer 2018. I’m using it again because it always makes me smile and …I have the urge to make a Gin & Tonic ! Now the hard part: Make a list for… #20BooksOfSummer hosted yearly by Cathy @Cathy746 Books I selected books about theatre and plays […]