The African American Theatre Directory, 1816-1960: A Comprehensive Guide to Early Black Theatre Organizations, Companies, Theatres, and Performing Groups

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KARAMU HOUSE/THEATRE and KARAMU PLAYERS.See GILPIN PLAYERS, Cleveland, OH.

LEW KENNER STOCK COMPANY , GLOBE THEATRE, Jacksonville, FL. This stock company, according to BlksBf (p. 14) "was a strong drawing card in the South," c. 1915. The company included Lew Kenner, Hendricks & Lee, Annie St. Clair, Rastus Mason, * Billy Mills, and others.

KENTUCKY JUBILEE SINGERS & COMBINATION TROUPE.SeeAppendix B(1)II.

KENTUCKY MINSTRELS. At least two minstrel troupes were known by this appellation, 1874/ 1908. A group known as the 1Old Kentucky Minstrels toured California in 1874. A troupe of 2Kentucky Minstrels played at the Union Th. in NYC in 1908 with a company that included Charles H. Taylor, Harry Havens, * Clemo Harris, Daisy Miller, Daisy Garrett, * Evon Robinson, * Emma Jackson, and Griffin Wilson.

KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE PLAYERS , Kentucky State Coll., Frankfort, KY. Academic theatre group, active since the 1940s. Helen Holmes and her successor * Winona Fletcher were the earliest known dirs. Fletcher became a well-known theatre person who later went to Indiana Univ. as professor of theatre and drama and Afro-American studies. The group was a member of the SOUTHERN ASSN. OF DRAMATIC AND SPEECH ARTS (SADSA), which later became a national association ( NADSA). It prod. a number of excellent plays, including Deep Are the Roots; many of † Randolph Edmonds's plays; and such

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The African American Theatre Directory, 1816-1960: A Comprehensive Guide to Early Black Theatre Organizations, Companies, Theatres, and Performing Groups
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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Notes xv
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Preface xxi
  • Abbreviations xxiii
  • SYMBOLS xxvii
  • A 3
  • B 26
  • C 38
  • D 54
  • E 63
  • F 69
  • G 77
  • H 85
  • I 104
  • J 106
  • K 110
  • L 116
  • M 131
  • N 142
  • O 157
  • P 161
  • Q-R 171
  • S 179
  • T 191
  • U-V 197
  • W-Y 200
  • Appendix A BLACK-ORIENTED AND BLACK­ CONTROLLED THEATRES, HALLS, AND PERFORMANCE SPACES 207
  • Appendix B CLASSIFICATION OF BLACK THEATRE ORGANIZATIONS, COMPANIES, AND PERFORMING GROUPS BY TYPE 215
  • INFORMATION SOURCES 239
  • INDEX OF NAMES 247
  • INDEX OF BLACK THEATRICAL ORGANIZATIONS AND THEATRES 271
  • INDEX OF SHOW TITLES 289
  • CONTRIBUTORS AND RESEARCH CONSULTANTS 299
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