Following the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the African American Center is proud to present Envisioning the Classics with Color, an exhibit commemorating the African-American Shakespeare Company, which has opened the realm of classical theatre to a diverse audience and provided an opportunity and space for actors of color to hone their skills in mastering some of the world’s greatest classical roles. Since 1994, the Company has produced work from the canon of classical theatre that is lively, entertaining, and relevant – all with the belief that the arts can change perceptions, that knowledge of the classics can empower communities of color, and that the classics should and need to be accessible to historically-excluded audiences.Envisioning the Classics with Color celebrates the work of the African-American Shakespeare Company by featuring memorabilia and images that document the organization’s history and accomplishments. Noteworthy items include photographs of shows, posters, awards, costume pieces, ephemera, and more.
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