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Lorraine Hansberry Acting Workshop (2018)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-03-30

Duration: 00:08:47

Subjects: Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965 | BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE | Acting | African American theater | Arts


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Jones, Jacqueline L. Interviewee
  • Fountain, Donald Interviewee
  • Davis, Jordanne A. Interviewee
  • Ferrier, Roger Interviewee
  • Williams, Greg Interviewee
  • Hobdy, Gerri Interviewee


This segment from the March 30, 2018, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features producer Dorothy Kendrick’s report on an acting workshop held at Baton Rouge Community College in partnership with LPB and the New Venture Theatre. The workshop focused on Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” the first play written by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway. It includes interviews with: Jacqueline L. Jones, “Lena Younger”; Donald Fountain, “Walter Lee Younger”; Jordanne A. Davis, “Beneatha Younger”; Roger Ferrier, a professional actor; Greg Williams, Jr., the artistic director at the New Venture Theatre in Baton Rouge; and Gerri Hobdy of Baton Rouge Community College. Host: James Fox-Smith