The Sable Series: The History of Black Shakespearean Actors

black shakespeareA special evening of poetry and song, featuring the work of Paul Laurence Dunbar with monologues and scenes from Shakespeare’s ROMEO & JULIET, MACBETH, ANTONY & CLEOPATRA, RICHARD AND OTHELLO, along with moving spirituals, and the songs of Paul Robeson. Continue Reading →

Chukwudi Iwuji Talks “Ira” Aldridge Story On The Danny Tisdale Show

Chukwudi-IwujiToday, Danny talks about the new staging of “Ira,” on The Danny Tisdale Show. Danny talks to the award winning actor and writer Chukwudi Iwuji, about his new play “Ira” Aldridge the first African-American Actor to Grace London Stage, finding a great book, people watching in a Harlem cafe and more.  Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Chukwudi Iwuji Premieres IRA, First African-American Actor On London Stage

Ira_AldridgebyNorthcoteShrunken Shakespeare Company (Yvonne Cone and Jennifer Martina, Co-Producing Artistic Directors) and Creative Producer Adam Shulman (Dukes of Hazard: The Beginning, Song One starring Anne Hathaway) to host SSC’s Annual Benefit Gala and Staged Reading of Chukwudi Iwuji’s masterpiece screenplay Ira. Continue Reading →