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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Clinton Turner Davis.

Author: Clinton Turner Davis; Harriette Cole; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Theater director, and stage producer Clinton Turner Davis was born on April 9, 1949 in Washington, D.C. He received his B.F.A. in theater from Howard University in 1972. That year, he began his career with Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) as production stage manager for The Great Macdaddy. In the 1970s, Davis was stage manager for Nevis Mountain Dew, Zooman and the Sign and Home. In 1982, Davis made his directorial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Clinton Turner Davis; Clinton Turner Davis
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Clinton Turner Davis; Harriette Cole; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150889
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Harriette Cole, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
New York, New York
2016 October 25.
Description: 1 online resource (9 video files (4 hr., 12 min., 12 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Clinton Turner Davis
Clinton Turner Davis

Abstract:

Theater director, and stage producer Clinton Turner Davis was born on April 9, 1949 in Washington, D.C. He received his B.F.A. in theater from Howard University in 1972. That year, he began his career with Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) as production stage manager for The Great Macdaddy. In the 1970s, Davis was stage manager for Nevis Mountain Dew, Zooman and the Sign and Home. In 1982, Davis made his directorial debut Abercrombie Apocalypse, an off-Broadway drama written by Paul Carter Harrison. He directed Pearl Cleage’s first play, Puppetplay, in addition to Two Can Play and That Serious He-Man Ball. He directed August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom in 1989, followed by Joe Turner’s Come and Gone for Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 1993. In 2013, Davis directed Charles Fuller’s One Night... Davis was an associate professor of drama at Colorado College, and co-founded Non-Traditional Casting Project, dedicated to eradicating racism in American theater.

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