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Allie Woods Jr

Director of The Ghostmans by Jeannine Foster-McKelvia

Allie Woods, Jr. is a veteran theatre artist with more than 200 directing, performing and teaching appointments in the United States and internationally.

He is a founding member and resident actor with the historical , multiple-award-winning Negro Ensemble Company in New York.  A multiply honored AUDELCO awardee and a two-time  Pioneer honoree with the  National Black Theatre Festival, Mr. Woods holds degrees from Texas Southern and Tennessee State Universities. He was a Ford Foundation Fellow with the University of Ibadan/Nigeria. He dedicates this reading  presentation to the Woods/Wilson Families of Houston, Texas.

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1:00 PM

Thursday 17th August, 2023

PANEL DISCUSSION: Celebrating our Icons Together: Trailblazers from the Past Impacting Our Present and Future

PANEL DISCUSSION: Celebrating our Icons Together: Trailblazers from the Past Impacting Our Present and Future in the Roosevelt room.

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Artists of Color (AOC) have always been a part of American theater, film and television.  Despite limited opportunities, these panelists prevailed and created a powerful and inspirational legacy.

This panel will bring together living legends who will share their stories and knowledge with current and emerging artists of the future.

Panelists:

Allie Woods, Sr., original founder of the Negro Ensemble Company; veteran theatre artist with 200 direction/performance/academic appointments in the U.S. and Internationally

Ted Lange, prolific author, educator, director, and actor of stage and screen

Starletta DuPois, veteran character actress

Regina Taylor, veteran actress, director, playwright, educator, and activist

Professor Vera J. Katz, director and professor emerita from Howard University Department of Theatre Arts; faculty the Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Phillip Bernard Smith, veteran stage actor