Bailey, Leon, 1986 - 1990
Scope and Contents
Dramatist and University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts professor Leon Bailey delivered 4 lectures. Bailey spoke on 4/22/1986 (2015-0002/RR101), 2/3/1987 (2015-0002/RR102), 2/27/1990 (2015-0002/AC2) and 10/10/1989 (2015-0002/AC3).
RR 101 Leon Bailey, professor of Dramatic Arts, talks about one of the most important theatrical events of the 20th century--the original production of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" in 1959. Bailey continues on with a discussion of the Black Theatre Arts Movement of the 1960s.
RR 102 Leon Bailey, professor of Dramatic Arts, substitues for the scheduled speaker Leslie Lee (playwright) who is ill. Bailey lectures on one of the most important theatrical events of the 20th century--the original production of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" in 1959.
- 1986 - 1990
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Biographical / Historical
Leon Bailey, who from 1986 to 1988 served as a co-instructor for the Black Experience in the Arts course at the University of Connecticut, was a dramatist and Professor of Dramatic Arts at the University. In addition to his University service, Bailey directed numerous productions from the classical, contemporary, and musical repertory throughout the United States. He directed a New York production of Boogie Woogie and Booker T, which won three prestigious Audelco Awards. Bailey performed early music repertory with the New York Pro Musica at a variety of New York venues, performed with the Virginia State University Opera Workshop, and presented a wide range of lectures and papers on the arts at regional, national, and international conferences and conventions.
Bailey assumed a variety of leadership roles at the University of Connecticut and lead university initiatives as Vice President for Academic Affairs. In addition to his University service, Bailey served as “Critical Eye” Scholar for productions at The Hartford Stage Company and was appointed to Advisory Board of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois. He was selected as Artistic Consultant and Advisor to Black Theater Canada, Toronto, was elected to Executive Board of the National Black Theater Network.
Received a School of Fine Arts, University of Connecticut Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Higher Education. Appointed to Advisory Board of the Institute for African American Studies, University of Connecticut.
2 Reels (Magnetic tape audio recordings ) : RR 101 Recording run time 00:57:59; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester. RR 102 Recording run time 00:49:56; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester.
2 Cassettes (Audio cassette tape recordings ) : AC 2 Recording run time Side A- 00:47:41, Side B-0:19:16. The run time of the digital recording is 1:06:52. The digital recordings have been merged for ease of listening. AC 3 Recording run time Side A- 00:47:38, Side B-0:10:32. The run time of the digital recording is 0:58:06. The digital recordings have been merged for ease of listening.
Language of Materials
From the Series: English
- African American dramatists Subject Source: Fast
- African American educators Subject Source: Fast
- African Americans Subject Source: Fast
- African Americans in popular culture Subject Source: Fast
- Black Experience in the Arts Course (University of Connecticut) -- Sound recordings Subject Source: Local sources
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