PALMER, JEREE (Mrs. Adam Wade), Actress-singer-playwright. Based in New York City and Philadelphia, PA.
Shades of Harlem (cabaret musical, full length, 1984). A recreation of the famous Cotton Club. Prod. at the Village Gate Theatre, New York, Aug. 21, 1984-April 20, 1985, for 229 perfs.; dir. by Mical Whitaker. With Jeree Palmer, Branice McKenzie, and Ty Stephens. Prod. by the National Black Touring Circuit, opening in Jan. 1987. Club Fifty (cabaret musical, full length, 1986). Coauthor, with her husband * Adam Wade. A celebration of life after age 50. Prod. at the Kopia Dinner Theatre, Philadelphia, Mar. 6-Apr. 27, 1986, dir. by Wade. Miss Lizzie's Royal Cafe (cabaret musical, full length, 1986). Coauthor, with Adam Wade. A love story. Prod. at the Kopia Dinner Theatre, Oct. 1986, dir. by Wade.
PANNELL, LYNN K., Playwright. Associated with Theatre Black in New York City.
It's a Shame (1971) . Describes how black men misuse black women "in order to get over." Prod. by Theatre Black at the Bed-Stuy Theatre, Brooklyn, New York, May 1971. Conversation (early 1970s).
PARKER, LEONARD R. ( 1932- ), Actor, producer, and director. Born in Cleveland, OH. Educated at Cleveland Inst. of Music (B.A. in music and voice, 1951) and Western Reserve Univ. (M.A. in theatre arts, 1956). Gained early experience with Karamu House and the Karamu Theatre, Cleveland, 1946- 48, and 1956-58. Currently exec. director of Arts and Culture, Inc., New York. Address--Home: 2311 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10037. Office: Arts & Culture, 79 West 125th St., New York, NY 10027.