Charles Briggs lectures at the University of Connecticut
- 1973 February 6
Charles Briggs lectured at the University of Connecticut on 2/6/1973 (2015-0002/RR111).
Biographical / Historical
Writer, composer, director and actor Charles Briggs was born in Gallispolis, Ohio, in 1935. His Broadway career includes Les Blancs (1970), Purlie (1970), and Don't Play Us Cheap! (1972), among others.
Charles Briggs, in addition to acting, was an assistant director at the Blue Summer Valley Theater in Grand Rapids, Michigan, during its 1966 run. Briggs helped to direct My Fair Lady, Dark of the Moon, The Three-Penny Opera, and The Fantasticks. The Blue Summer Valley Theater was the first stock theater to employ African Americans as regular members of a resident summer stock company.
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1 Reels (Magnetic audio tape recording.) : Recording run time 00:57:22; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester.
Existence and Location of Originals
Original audio recordings reside in the University of Connecticut, Black Experience in the Arts Collection, Archives & Special Collections, UConn Library.
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