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Production and other services highlights
"Porgy" by Dubose and Dorothy Heyward
One of the most rewarding experience at The American Century Theatre was being asked to direct for its "Rescue" Series. "Porgy" by Heywood and Dorothy Duboise. The production was an unforgettable experience. This show is also an example of what happens outside of the box in reader's theatre.
Photo Credits: Jeffery Bell
"Redemption Ritual: Inviting the Ancestors to be Present"
ARTS EDUCATION/TEACHING ARTIST
Adaptation of the anthology "Redemption Ritual: Inviting the Ancestor to be Present" by Douglass McArthur Johnson a/k/a Sincere Thurder Namefree, by Ed Bishop with the permission of Jah Kente International
This production embraces dance, music, drama, poems and songs, featuring the classic works of Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, Robert Hayden, Richard Wright, Margaret Walker, Sterling A. Brown and James Weldon Johnson. These giants of poems illuminate the core of the African experience in Africa and in America. Designed to teach junior and senior high school students the basics of theater and poetry including marketing, stage management and production.
COMMERCIAL, PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY THEATRE
Ed Bishop has a committment to provide qualilty theater to all aspect of the community. He has directed professional musical theater, comedies, drama and poetry performance theater and believes that the message of the work is as important as entertainment.