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Interviews

Dallas Theater Center’s Morgana Wilborn Interviews Ann M. Williams, Founder of Dallas Black Dance Theater

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Ann M. Williams founded Dallas Black Dance Theatre in 1976. She is a founding member of the Dance Council of North Texas, the Advisory Board of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and The International Association of Blacks in Dance.

 

Morgana Wilborn is a Dallas native. She is the Director of Education at Dallas Theater Center and Professor of Theater and Humanities at Eastfield and El Centro College.

A Submission from John Ziegler, Director, Egan Office of Urban Education and Community Partnerships (UECP):

An Interview with Carol Johnson, the City of Austin’s First Civil Rights Officer

An Interview with Dallas Cultural Critic Terry Allen

SMU Journalism Student Interviews Lexxi Clinton ’21

Troy Pryor and Regina Taylor Interview Harry Lennix

Regina Taylor Interviews Edward Okpa

Edward Ejike Okpa Jnr. also referred to as Ejike Okpa II, is a Nigerian-American Entrepreneur, commercial real estate Broker, economic development.

Regina Taylor Interviews Curtis King

Curtis King, founder of The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Incorporated (TBAAL) of Dallas, Texas, was born in Coldwater, Mississippi. Earning his master’s degree in theater from Texas Christian University in 1974, King worked for the Mayor’s Council on Youth Opportunity in Fort Worth, and the Sojourner Truth Theater Company after graduation. King was teaching theater at Shaw University in 1977 when he learned that the BAAL had gone defunct in 1976. Using $250, King formed the Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters (later The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Incorporated, or TBAAL) in homage to BAAL in 1977. TBAAL went on to become the only African American multidisciplinary cultural arts organization housed inside a major urban convention center.

Regina Taylor Interviews Dallas’ District Attorney John Creuzot

Regina Taylor interviews John Creuzot is a retired Judge and an award-winning lawyer with more than three decades of experience in the criminal justice system, including more than 21 years as a Felony District Court Judge. His background also includes seven years of service as a Dallas County Assistant District Attorney and Chief Felony Prosecutor as well as a criminal defense lawyer while in private practice.

Regina Taylor Interviews SMU Alumni, Miami Vice Star Saundra Santiago

Saundra Santiago is a versatile actress who has worked in television, movies and on the Broadway stage. She holds a BFA from the University of Miami, and an MFA from Southern Methodist University.

Regina Taylor Interviews SMU Alum, Actress and Stage Director Ptosha Storey

Storey was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She later attended Southern Methodist University. She’s known for her role as Nancy Hallsen in the BET prime time soap opera, The Oval.

Regina Taylor Interviews Film and TV Writer/Producer Kevin Arkadie

From Arkadie’s biography: “I’m originally from Washington, D.C., the Nation’s Capital, affectionately known as “Chocolate City.” My mother worked for the Federal Government, of course. We moved to Maryland, then Dallas, Texas where I graduated from Lake Highlands High School and enrolled at Southern Methodist University’s Film school. After my first year, I transferred to the Theatre Department and received my BFA in Acting, although I always thought I’d be a short story writer or novelist.”

Vicki Washington Interview with Djore Nance

From Art & Seek: Washington has been not just a mainstay but a foundation in North Texas theater, influencing generations of artists. She started and led two black companies, r.t.w.-reading the writers and Afro-American Artists Alliance. She’s taught at Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet for three decades. She’s acted and directed at companies from Jubilee Theatre to Theater Three. And now her influence has gone national: Her son, Terence Nance, is the director of Random Acts.

Djoré Nance is a singer, actor, musician, composer, music producer, and conductor originally from Dallas, TX. Djoré has been a frequent guest of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. In 2008, Djoré made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Opera Orchestra of New York.

Interview: Jonathan Norton and Vicki Meek

Vicki Meek, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized artist who has exhibited widely. Meek is in the permanent collections of the African American Museum in Dallas, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Paul Quinn College and Norwalk Community College in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Jonathan Norton is the Playwright in Residence at the Dallas Theater Center.

Theatre TCU’s Cast: “How Artists Use Their Platforms for Social Change Past and Future”

Regina Taylor ’81 Interviews Actor, Director, Writer Akin Babatunde

Akin Babatunde is an accomplished actor, director, writer and lecturer. His theatrical career spans the regional off-Broadway to international stages of the world, film and television.

Rohina, Ronnie, and Annalise Interview

Arts Activism and Change with Regina Taylor, hosted by Jason Reynolds and Jasmine Mans

Regina Taylor’s the black album. mixtape. started with her play the black album. 2020. resistance.—a series of short plays and songs. The play explored quarantine, George Floyd, and a very incendiary political race that exposed the fractures and implosions of the world that still resonate today. Taylor also created a platform of the same name, inviting collaborators from various media to explore this very pivotal moment in history. TBAM is an interactive historical website that challenges us to question how we got here and how can we move forward towards a better future.

Regina will join hosts poet and performance artist Jasmine Mans and New York Times best-selling author Jason Reynolds.