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Theatre and the Arts
Program 408
Original Airdate: 12/4/1974

Subject Keywords
Afro-American artists - Boston - Massachusetts
Afro-American arts
Afro-American theater
Afro-Americans in the performing arts
Mime

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Batson Ford, Susan
Edwards, Allison
Fernandez, Peter
Glass, Arthur, Jr.
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Mayfield, Julian
Turner, Charles

Corporate Names
Charles Drew Family Life Center - Boston - Massachusetts
Women's Educational and Industrial Union - Boston - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program features a discussion of the theater and the role of African Americans in the theater. Host Barbara Barrow and guests Fred Johnson (mime), Charles Turner (actor/director), and Susan Batson Ford (actor) discuss working in the theater, the pros and cons of theater work, the importance of the audience in theater, the verbal and nonverbal communication of actors, performance vs. the technical aspects of the theater, African American mime artists, and the politics of the theater. Additional segments include a performances by Fred Johnson, "Blast From the Past" (with a 1969 interview with actor Julian Mayfield), "Information" (with a description of homemaker services narrated by a member of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union), "Access" (with a description of the services of the the Charles Drew Family Life Center), the "Community Calendar," and "Commentary" with Producer Marita Rivero.

Producer
Marita Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Director
Conrad White

Editor
Henry Johnson

Writer
Dighton Spooner

Host
Barbara Barrow

Guests
Susan Batson Ford
Fred Johnson
Charles Turner

Performers
Dance Theatre of Boston, The (dancers)
Allison Edwards (actor)
Peter Fernandez (actor)
Fred Johnson (mime)

Others
Boston Art Ensemble (theme music)
Lloyd Cogell (still photography)
June Cross (community coordinator)
Steven Farrier (community coordinator)
Sallie McGuire (production assistant)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-00830
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-00455A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape (item number not yet assigned)



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