Jones, Walter, 1972 February 8
Scope and Contents
The Cornbread Players (7) perform "Jazznite", a one act, one scene play written by Jones. The cast includes Robin Braxton (Leola), Norma Jean Darden (Barbara), Lennal Wainwright (Slick), Sam Singleton (Elijah), Ed Bernard (Dudder), Walter Cotton (Uncle Baylock), and MacArthur Flack (Heddy). Questions and answer session with the actors and the playwright followed the performance.
[Review of the play, NYT, 1971-04-19; https://www.nytimes.com/1971/04/19/archives/theater-the-struggles-of-2-educated-black-men.html]
- 1972 February 8
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Biographical / Historical
Playwright, actor, and director Jones served as the New Federal Theatre’s Playwright in Residence in 1972, when he earned a Rockefeller Grant. Dudder was presumably the output of this work. He remains active in the theatre as a performer and playwright with Theatre for the New City.
[https://www.linkedin.com/in/walter-jones-08b4591b / https://newfederaltheatre.com/nft-artist/walter-jones/]
1 Reels (Magnetic tape audio recording) : RR 205 1 reel, Side A-1:04:38, Side B-0:18:57; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester. The recordings were combined for ease of listening. The combined run time of the digital recording is 1:123:31.
Language of Materials
From the Series: English
- African American actors Subject Source: Fast
- African American dramatists Subject Source: Fast
- African Americans Subject Source: Fast
- African Americans in popular culture Subject Source: Fast
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