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Another Approach To Theatre
Program 608
Original Airdate: 3/14/1976

Subject Keywords
Afro-American dance
Afro-American musicians
Afro-American singers
Afro-American theater
Afro-American women
Afro-Americans in the performing arts
Man-woman relationships
Music - Performance

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Anderson, Nia
Brown, Ann
Jarreau, Al
Moore, Evelyn
Moore, Melvin
Sloan, Danny
Welch, Robert

Corporate Names
Black Dyad, The (theatrical production)
Raisin (theatrical production)

Program Description
Program focuses on three different African American theater productions. Host Barbara Barrow introduces the topic of Black theater and stage works Raisin (the Tony-Award-winning musical for 1974), The Black Dyad (about Black male and female relationships) and "Theatre in Reverse," a Say Brother theater piece with an in-studio vocal performance by Al Jarreau with dance performances (with the intent of drawing the audience's attention to sound and light, rather than to the performers). Program contains excerpts from each production, and an in-studio discussion with writers/directors Evelyn and Melvin Moore about the excerpt "The Date" from The Black Dyad, which was the only segment of the three aired on the program.

Producer
Marita Muhammad Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Director
Conrad White

Writer
Dighton Spooner

Host
Barbara Barrow

Guests
Evelyn Moore
Melvin Moore

Performers
Nia Anderson (actor)
Ann Brown (dancer)
Al Jarreau (musician)
Danny Sloan (dancer)
Robert Welch (actor)

Others
Lydia Allen (intern)
Tom Balhatchet (engineer)
Barbara Barrow (director - program segment)
Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Kissette Bundy (intern)
Brian Clarke (intern)
Lloyd Cogell (still photography)
Dennis Correia (engineer)
David Crane (videotape engineer)
June Cross (production assistant)
Tony Davis (production assistant)
Bill Fairweather (engineer)
Keith Handyside (engineer)
Rebecca Hill (make-up)
David Hutton (videotape engineer)
Pat Kane (videotape engineer)
Sharon Kenner (graphic designer)
Frank Lane (cameraman)
Larry LeCain (cameraman)
Greg MacDonald (cameraman)
John MacKnight (videotape engineer)
John MacKnight (studio technician)
Chas Norton (lighting director)
John Plausse (studio technician)
John Plausse (lighting director)
Jack Shipley (still photography)
Fred Simons (videotape engineer)
Kathy Smith (studio technician)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
David St. Onge (videotape engineer)
John L. Sullivan (studio technician)
Skip Wareham (studio technician)
Bob Wilson (studio technician)
Bob Wilson (cameraman)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03304
Original footage 3/4" cassette -1 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 3/4" cassette -2 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 3/4" cassette -3 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 3/4" cassette -4 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 2" videotape A2-04912
Original footage 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape -1 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape -2 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape -3 (item number not yet assigned)
Original footage 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape -4 (item number not yet assigned)
Original recording 1/4" audio reel (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01411
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01411A
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette A3304
Viewing copy 1/2" helical videotape (item number not yet assigned)



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