February 5, 2021

1950-Juanita Hall became the first Black performer to win a Tony award. Her role as Bloody Mary in the original production of South Pacific won her a Tony award for best-featured actress in a musical. She had 12 other Broadway credits to her name and starred in two film adaptations of musicals. Read more about Juanita Hall

 

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Dedication

JOURNAL PROMPT:

What motivates you to continue to strive for greatness?

 

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The St Louis Black Repertory Company presents Do I Move You?

06-04-2021 News

The St Louis Black Repertory Company presents Do I Move You? On Vimeo June 15-30  The St. Louis Black Rep rounds up its season of virtual programming with a final mainstage production of an original work.  Do I Move You? -  based on a collection of poetry by...

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SLPS to move forward to preserve — and transform — Sumner

03-11-2021 News

SLPS to move forward to preserve — and transform — Sumner   By Sophie Hurwitz Of the St. Louis American   Mar 10, 2021 Updated Mar 10, 2021   Sumner alumni Ronald Gregory '57 and brother of comedian and activist Dick Gregory, speaks at the SOS - Save Our Sumner event on Sunday...

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Douglas Turner Ward, Pioneer in Black Theater, Dies at 90

02-23-2021 News

Douglas Turner Ward, Pioneer in Black Theater, Dies at 90 A founder of the Negro Ensemble Company in New York in the 1960s, he was outspoken about limited opportunities for fellow Black actors and directors.         By Nathaniel G. Nesmith Feb. 22, 2021 Douglas Turner Ward, an actor, playwright and director...

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Talk of the Town welcomes Ron Himes, Founder and Producing Director of The Black Rep to the show!

02-18-2021 News

Talk of the Town welcomes Ron Himes, Founder and Producing Director of The Black Rep to the show! The interview is scheduled to air this Sunday, February 21, 2021 on the Talk of the Town website: https://talkofthetownhubbardradiostl.com. You will also be able to access the interview on the day of airing on...

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St Louis Black Repertory Company Receives Black Seed Funding Award

02-16-2021 News

First-ever national strategy to create impact and thrivability for Black theater institutions   The St Louis Black Repertory Company is one of close to 100 theatre companies nationally that was awarded funding from The Black Seed as part of a ground-breaking philanthropic initiative backed by the Andrew W...

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2021 Gold Seal of Transparency!

02-09-2021 News

We earned a 2021 Gold Seal of Transparency! Learn more about our organization’s impact through our #NonprofitProfile on @CandidDotOrg:

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