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The Cornbread Players perform Walter Jones' one act play, "Jazznite," at the University of Connecticut.

 Digital Record


  • 1972 February 8


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;]

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 recordings) : 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.

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.

Repository Details

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

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