Ebony Repertory Theatre honors Black History with author, Dr. Henry D. Miller in lecture on his book, “Theorizing Black Theatre: Art Versus Protest in Critical Writings, 1898-1965
The rich history of African-American theatre has often been overlooked, both in theoretical discourse and in practice. This volume seeks a critical engagement with black theatre artists and theorists of the twentieth century. It reveals a comprehensive view of the Art or Propaganda debate that dominated twentieth century African-American dramatic theory. Among others, this text addresses the writings of Langston Hughes, W.E.B. DuBois, Alain Locke, Lorraine Hansberry, Amiri Baraka, Sidney Poitier, and August Wilson.