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
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315191225-30

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Abstract

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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