Actors Reporter follows actor Brett Chapin to the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, California, for a peek at some of the dress rehearsal for The Good Negro, and interviews with a few of the cast members.
The West Coast Premiere of The Good Negro is presented by Upward Bound Productions.
Written by Tracey Scott Wilson
Directed by Sam Nickens
The Good Negro is a gripping story of the early civil rights struggle in Birmingham, Alabama, in the early 1960s. Focusing on a small group of individuals, the struggle is rendered in intimate terms. Three very brave but deeply flawed Black leaders are called upon to transcend their own personal shortcomings and effectively organize a boycott of downtown merchants plus protest marches to end the way things are done in America’s most segregated city.
The Good Negro was developed, in part, with the assistance of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, with additional support from the Sundance Institute’s Time Warner Storytelling Fellowship. Continuing Support also provided through the Sundance Post-Lab Dramaturgical Support Initiative.
The Good Negro was originally commissioned by The Public Theater and received its world premiere there on March 16, 2009, Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director and Andrew D. Jamingson, Executive Director.
The Good Negro at the Stella Adler stars:
Stella Adler Theatre is located at:
6773 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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