CANCELED: The Colored Museum

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Project1VOICE MKE is set to celebrate the 30th year anniversary of the award-winning, The Colored Museum written by two-time Tony award-winning theater polymath George C. Wolfe.  The benefit staged readings will be produced as part of the 6th annual Project1VOICE/1PLAY/1DAY and will be presented by local theater companies – Bronzeville Arts Ensemble, Lights! Camera! Soul!, Mpower Theater, in association with Black Arts Think Tank on Monday, June 20, 2016.

Told through a series of 11 exhibits, George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum explores the journey of self-identification, which shows both black history and the impact of African culture within America. Satire and dark comedy are used to expose the audience to a different look into the identity crisis that people of African descent struggle with.   

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George C. Wolfe won Tony Awards for his direction of the musical Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk and for Tony Kushner’s Angel’s in America: Millennium Approaches. His additional Broadway productions include Lucky Guy; The Normal Heart; A Free Man of Color; Topdog/Underdog; The Tempest; Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; Angels in America: Perestroika; the musicals Caroline, or Change; The Wild Party; On The Town; Jelly’s Last Jam; and Elaine Stritch’s one-woman show At Liberty. Producer of the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival from 1993-2005, he also wrote the award-winning The Colored Museum, adapted/directed Spunk (Obie Award), created Harlem Song for the Apollo Theater, and conceived/directed “A Broadway Celebration of the American Musical at the White House.” He directed the films You’re Not You and “Lackawanna Blues” (HBO), for which he won the Directors Guild Award, a National Board of Review Award, a Christopher Award, and the Humanitas Prize.  His most recent is the re-imaging of the 1921 musical Shuffle Along now playing at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway.

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Jun. 20, 2016 7:30 PM


Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall
929 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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