Zora Neale Hurston: A Theatrical Biography

This theatrical biography by Laurence Holder presents Zora to us in all her strength and complexities, with her unwavering commitment to herself and her ideas and beliefs about art, politics, men and women, academia, science, Negros and whites. Everyone from Franz Boas to Richard Wright, with her husband Herbert thrown in the mix, wanted Hurston to be someone else, act another way, profess a different philosophy. Hurston was not having it. We know this from her writing and her life, and this play brings that home. Zora Neale Hurston was queen of the Harlem Renaissance at a time when the world did not want powerful queens, only kings. – Excerpt from a review by Constance Rodgers, TheFrontRowCenter.com

Presented as part of the 2016-17 Season

Play opened October 20, 2016 at the Castillo Theatre

Artist Credits

Credit Artist Photo
Playwright Laurence Holder
Director Woodie King, Jr. Woodie King Jr
Stage Manager Bayo
Asst. Stage Manager Rosita Timm
Set Designer Richard Harmon
Lighting Designer Shirley Prendergast
Costume Designer Gail Cooper Hecht Gail Cooper Hecht
Sound Designer Bill Toles
Actor Elizabeth Van Dyke
Actor Joseph Edward
Dramaturg Arminda Thomas

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