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Jones, Walter, 1972 February 8

 Item — Multiple Containers

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;]


  • 1972 February 8

Conditions Governing Access

Links to digitized content are included in the finding aid.

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.

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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

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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