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Hallie Flanagan & Untold Stories of the Federal Theatre Project (1935-1939) NEW

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ClassGraphic Flanagan was the founding director of The Federal Theatre Project of the the Work Progress Administration, which employed 12,500 people across 28 states.

The Federal Theatre Project had a huge connection with Harlem Renaissance writers and performers.  Take a look BEYOND better known episodes such as the famous "The Cradle Will Rock" controversy, to discover Living Newspapers (including the now-famous Spirochete that helped stop the spread of syphilis; Power--about stopping the monopolizing of public electric facilities by private companies; and One-Third of a Nation on the current housing and poverty crises), the birth of puppet-play Pinocchio, "Voodoo Macbeth" performed and nationally toured with an all-black cast (directed by 22-yr-old Orson Welles and John Housman and featuring future star Canada Lee as Banquo), spectacular performances of classics and new plays by Black, Jewish, and multicultural drama groups, regional history dramas from Florida to Minnesota to Oregon and beyond, and more...

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

MPL - Main

Jerise Fogel 



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 @ 5:00 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/25/2022 - 5/25/2022 Weekly - Wed 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM Montclair, MPL - Main  Map Jerise Fogel