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Thursday, June 10, 2021

An enthralling story of love in ‘Berta, Berta’ from Everyman Theatre by Jordan Ealey

I could not help but root for these two lost and lonely souls to find solace in each other.

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Monday, May 24, 2021

A close look at ‘City in Transition,’ Theater Alliance’s love letter to DC by Jordan Ealey

Transition as a noun means “the process or period of changing from one state to another.” As a verb it means “to undergo or cause to undergo a process or period of transition.” Both …

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

The Reclamation Project holds space to heal past harm in theater by Jordan Ealey

The convergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the political uprisings resulting from the anti-Black violence that killed George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade last year (as well as th…

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

My search for Black women’s unsung voices, or, Why theater needs a ‘Reset’ by Jordan Ealey

Questions of “canon” have haunted me throughout my theatrical education and subsequent professional career. As a precocious young child obsessed with the performing arts, I searched and …

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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Haunting last words from a Black cop on death row in Meshaun Labrone’s ‘Spook’ by Jordan Ealey

“It’s not what you are, it’s what you don’t become that hurts.” This quote by musician Oscar Levant is what opens the film Spook. Based on a solo stage piece by the same name, writ…

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Friday, December 18, 2020

The real Ma Rainey. Will the Netflix movie do her justice? by Jordan Ealey

Introducing the real Ma Rainey. Ahead of the premiere on December 18, 2020 of August Wilson’s play Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, it is important for audiences to realize that Ma Rainey is no…

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Review: A Protest In 8: Strategize, Organize, Mobilize from Theater Alliance by Jordan Ealey

A daughter confronts her police officer father. An absurdist game show tries to determine who is the most Black. A candidate for district attorney confronts her traumatic past. A sex worker …

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Black Theatre: Jennifer L Nelson reflects on African Continuum Theatre Company by Jordan Ealey

In his 1996 speech, “The Ground On Which I Stand,” acclaimed playwright August Wilson charged the American theatre industry to take seriously the funding and producing of Black theatre. …

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Monday, November 2, 2020

Award-winning playwright Adrienne Kennedy finally gets her due, and debuts a new play in upcoming festival by Jordan Ealey

When I first encountered Adrienne Kennedy, through her Obie award winning 1964 play Funnyhouse of a Negro as a student in graduate school, I was surprised I had never heard of her. After al…

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Appropriation, Not Appreciation: The History of Blackface by Jordan Ealey

Theatre is an integral part of society. It is often the mirror that society uses to see its reflection. Oftentimes, that reflection isn’t always pretty. Though this art form has allow…

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

3 Black Musical Theatre Composers To Watch For by Jordan Ealey

There is nothing new about African-Americans composing musical theatre. From timeless classics like Porgy and Bess to the smash hit Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk, Black artists have…

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Stand For Justice: Black Theatre in the Fight for Black Lives Matter by Jordan Ealey

“Powerful” is the best way to describe the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement. The Black Lives Matter organization was started by three Black women activists: Alicia Garza, Pat…

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Brandon Dirden Makes Directoral Debut with August Wilson Play by Jordan Ealey

August Wilson‘s Seven Guitars will be performed at Two River Theater from September 12, 2015 to October 4, 2015. The play, part of Wilson’s famous Pittsburgh Cycle, chronicles…

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Colman Domingo Leads Powerhouse Cast of Seven Guitars at Actors Theatre by Jordan Ealey

Photo by Bill Brymer. Courtesy Actors Theatre of Louisville August Wilson’s work is getting a lot of much-deserved love and attention this upcoming theatre season. Actors Theatre of …

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

What If: What’s Love Got To Do With It — The Musical by Jordan Ealey

What if…”What’s Love Got To Do With It,” the 1993 movie based on the life of Tina Turner, was adapted into a musical? Picture this. You’re seated in a Broadway theatre …

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