Carlyle Brown is Honoree of 37th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival

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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 […]

Video: Finding Fish appeal

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Finding Fish – Carlyle Brown & Co. Video Appeal. Donate to Finding Fish’s Hatchfund campaign » Related: Finding Fish Hatchfund Campaign Announced

On Shakespeare and Cultural Identity

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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 […]

Video: $5000 needed to produce Acting Black

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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.

In the News: American Theatre

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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.

Interview with “Word of Mouth” on New Hampshire Public Radio

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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 […]