What were the reasons for the development of Minority theatre?
writers and performers choose to be identified with and work only within their minority culture; has existed along with mainstream theatre since the 19th century; within minorities can retain their identities, coping with loss and separation from their language and culture
How is ethnic theatre a form of protest?
helps escape stereotypically degrading portrayals by society, part of civil rights movement (spurned activism and Afr Am pride, lead to development of other movements by other minorities
What has been the progression in acting for minorities?
first not allowed to perform, then later allowed, but only played stereotypes
Who is Ira Aldridge?
1st famous AA actor, performed Shakespearean roles in England and Europe; inducted into Theatre Hall of Fame after death
Who helped create the Federal Negro Theatre Project?
FDR's new deal, created new generation of AA theatre artists
Who was the first black director? What did he first direct?