February 22, 2021

Douglass Turner ward made his Broadway debut in a small role in A Raisin in the Sun.[4] His first significant artistic achievement would be as a playwright, however. Happy Ending/Day of Absence, a program of two one-act plays, premiered at the St. Mark's Playhouse in Manhattan on November 15, 1965, and ran for 504 performances. Ward received a Drama Desk Award for his playwrighting In 1967, he was one of the founders of the Negro Ensemble Company and served for many years as its artistic director. More about Douglas Turner Ward

 

 

MEDITATION PROMPT:

Excellence

 

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“A theatre evolving not out of negative need, but positive potential…A theatre whose justification is not the gap it fills, but the achievement it aspires toward…The main goal of the Negro Ensemble Company is to develop a theatre of excellence.”~Douglas Turner Ward

 

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