CASSIS, FRANCE — In 2018, eight accomplished black playwrights—four from Africa and four from the U.S.—convened in Cassis, France, for four extraordinary weeks, to participate in the Camargo Foundation’s Cultural Diaspora residency, conceived and curated by award-winning Minneapolis based playwright Carlyle Brown. Realized with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, […]
Dear Friends, My overall artistic practice as an African-American theater artist is rooted in the traditions of the West African Griots who with their songs and recitations are the traditional story tellers and the repositories of the history of African peoples in oral culture. In African-American culture I consider preachers, spoken word artists, stand-up comics, […]
For immediate release – Minneapolis, MN – Playwright Carlyle Brown is the recipient of the William Inge Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater Award, at the 37th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival at Independence Community College, Kansas. The Inge Festival, the Official Theatre Festival of the State of Kansas, takes place May 9-12, 2018. Carlyle Brown […]
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In 2011, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival produced Carlyle Brown’s play The African Company Presents Richard III, which recounts the historic 1821 staging of Shakespeare’s Richard III by America’s first African-American theater company. Carlyle was invited to speak at the festival, and an excerpt of his remarks was recently published in the Star Tribune: When Oregon Shakespeare Festival artistic director Bill […]
In February for Black History Month the History Theatre in St. Paul will be producing my new play, George Bonga: Black Voyageur.
Part spoken word, part stand-up comedy, part Ted Talk, complete with power-point presentation, ACTING BLACK riffs on the roots of American racism and its consequences for all of us. We need $5000 to make this performance happen. Please join the adventure.
James A. Williams, Steve Hendrickson, and Carlyle Brown talk about the upcoming production, Abe Lincoln and Uncle Tom in the White House.
Sometimes, it seems, the two heavyweights are getting ready to rumble. In one corner is Charleston, S.C.–born and Harlem-reared playwright Carlyle Brown. In the other, representing the Gateway Arch, is St. Louis–bred actor-director James A. Williams.
In February of 2013, Carlyle performed The Fula from America: An African Journey at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampsire. It was a fund-raising event for Portsmouth’s African Burying Ground, and was followed by a candelight procession to the site where the design for a memorial was unveiled. While in New Hampshire, Virginia Prescott […]