The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc.

One moment in time?

Authored by: Watson Turner Susan

The Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138726710
eBook ISBN: 9781315191225
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The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) was an outgrowth of the 1960s American civil rights era. NEC developed new plays by and about Black people around the world. This chapter contains a brief history of the NEC, commentary from co-founder Douglas Turner Ward, and interviews with key artists from the alumni about their experiences at the NEC.

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