We spoke to a local hero from our home of Columbia, South Carolina for the final installment of our Black History Month series. Darion McCloud is an actor who has been performing with the South Carolina Shakespeare Company for over ten years, playing such roles as Othello, Macdu…
We took this opportunity during Black History Month for the Upstart Crows to reach out and interview notable Shakespearean artists. Devon Glover was an…
Keith Hamilton Cobb starts off his play, American Moor, by describing the scene in an audition room to his audience: “First up, a little white man is a…
Noma Dumezweni has the magic to accomplish anything. Performing consistently as an actor on stage and in films, this former refugee has gained many acc…
When talking about the life of Paul Robeson, it might be easier to list the things he didn’t do. The son of a former slave, born in Princeton, New Jers…
The 1936 production of Macbeth in Harlem, New York City, directed by Orson Welles, is often referred to as “Voodoo Macbeth.” (“Voodoo” is the common te…
The African Grove was founded in New York City in 1820, by a Black immigrant from the Caribbean Islands named William Brown. Originally, it was a place…
As we begin to celebrate some of our favorite Black Shakespearean actors and stories, please remember these are just a handful of amazing people and th…
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