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Roger Guenveur Smith explores the story of Rodney King
3 days ago by Ed Huyck
The videotaped beating of Rodney King by a gang of white police officers in 1991 reverberates to this day, both in continued instances of police brutality and the rise of dramatic video showing those moments. Performer Roger Guenveu...
Hmong/Lao friendship power with May Lee-Yang and Saymoukda Duangphouxay
17 days ago by Sheila Regan
May Lee-Yang and Saymoukda Duangphouxay have been talking about doing a show to together for years. “It’s sort of a joke between us,” says Lee-Yang. “Whenever we hang out, one of us will say something, and the other one will say, ‘O...
5 months ago by Ed Huyck
There’s a riot going on at the heart of Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit ’67. The play centers on an after-hours basement dance party in a black neighborhood that is under constant threat of being broken up by the cop...
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark Delves into Black Hollywood
8 months ago by Ed Huyck
Lynn Nottage's By the Way, Meet Vera Stark is a play of two halves. In the first act, we have an almost-sitcom set in the 1930s, as a group of African-American women try to make their way in pre-code Hollywood. Act Two is more medit...