Phillip Bernard Smith
Thursday 17th August
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.
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.
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