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Mingus Remixed

Was a Triumphant Success!
Thank You to All Who Attended!
written by and featuring Barry Shabaka Henley as Charles Mingus - directed by Delroy Lindo

Lorraine Hansberry Theatre staged an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Creativity Theater in San Francisco after LHT's matinée performance of MINGUS REMIXED written and performed by Barry Shabaka Henley. The original play portrays the life and death of jazz great, Charles Mingus, who died from ALS in 1979. The challenge honored LHT staff member Gina Walton Snow's sister, Mary Alice Walton Lowell, who passed away from ALS in March 2004; as well as Courtney Sexton's mother, Gail, who was diagnosed in November 2013; and Danny Robles's father, Daniello E. Robles, who passed from ALS. Former LHT board member, Jackie Wright, also took the challenge and challenged all Bay Area media to support ALS awareness and participate in the challenge. Special thanks to videographer Johnnie Burrell, and Jenica Lancy, Director of Communication of the ALS Association Golden West Chapter. Learn more at ALS-IceBucketChallenge.org.

B A T A Battah Brining the Art to the Audience

Bringing the Art to the Audience is our popular series of staged readings and more, which, for the last two seasons, featured readings at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), the African American Art and Culture Complex (AAACC), The Eastbay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, The Oakland School for the Arts, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Oakland's Eastside Arts Alliance and Joyce Gordon Gallery.

Admission to most Bringing the Art to the Audience events is free. All LHT season subscribers will enjoy free access to all Bringing The Art To The Audience events! (Non-LHT-subscribers and non-MoAD-members must pay regular MoAD admission to attend readings at MoAD.)

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Above: Staged Reading of Livin’ Fat by Judi Ann Mason at the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts. Click on photo for actors names, &c.


Our first BATA event of the season will be at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) on Dec. 13:
Mount Misery
by Andrew Saito
Q: What does Donald Rumsfeld have in common with Frederick Douglass?
A: Find out at MoAD in December!

Presented Last Season:

(Click on poster images to enlarge.)

ArtWordsThe Final Days of Negro-VilleBronzevilleVeilsHomePousada AzulSugar and NeedlesLivin' FatLes BlancsArtWords Poster


Bringing the Art to the Audience is made possible in part by grants from the California Arts Council and the Sam Mazza Foundation

California Arts CouncilSam Mazza FoundationSam Mazza Foundation