David Henry Hwang Set as Signature Theatre’s Residency One Playwright for the 2012-2013 Season
Congratulations to playwright David Henry Hwang, who has been named the Honoree of the 31st Annual William Inge Theatre Festival, in Independence, Kansas, on the campus of Independence Community College.
It’s frigid outside on this Sunday afternoon in January, but the temperature in the sixth floor rehearsal room of The Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex in New York is rising. The source of the heat is André De Shields, barefoot and clad in red sweatpants, who is rehearsing the choreography for one of the five characters he embodies in his solo work-in-progress, Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory: From Douglass to Deliverance Created and performed by De Shields, under the direction of Alfred Preisser, Mine Eyes has a limited run from Thursday, February 4 through Sunday, February 14 at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36 St. in New York. Mine Eyes is part of the 25th anniversary season of The Working Theater, whose mission is to produce theater with working class themes for working class people at affordable prices.
After tonight’s performance of Michael Jacob’s new Broadway play Impressionism at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater in New York, I caught up with André De Shields, one of the stars of … Continue reading