Black Theater Companies Stage Benefit Production Honoring James Baldwin

For the 1 Voice, 1 Play, 1 Day project, 25 African-American theaters will stage readings of poet and playwright James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner on the 25th anniversary of the writer’s death.

Posted: 06/14/2012 02:36 PM EDT
Black theaters nationwide will stage James Baldwin's The Amen Corner.

A number of Black actors and theaters in cities across the country will lend their talents to a benefit production of James Baldwin's three-act play The Amen Corner on Monday, June 18, for the 1 Voice, 1 Play, 1 Day project.

Twenty-five African-American theaters are set to take part in the project, founded by Project1Voice, a not-for-profit national performing arts service organization that advocates on issues specifically affecting Black theater.

The New York City staging will feature talents such as Tony Award-winner Lillias White, Chuck Cooper and Adriane Lenox.

For a full listing of show locations and times, visit www.project1voice.org.


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