From Producer & Visionary, Erich McMillan-McCall:
For the past two years I have been working on an event that has been 50+ years in the making and I finally get to let it out of the bag. Projec1VOICE is planning a three-city event that will celebrate the legacy of the classic Negro Ensemble Company (the Douglas Turner Ward years) and its three co-founders--Robert Hooks, Gerald Krone and Douglas Turner Ward. We are taking this event which celebrates the groundbreaking 50+ year legacy of this visionary triumvirate to three cities Los Angeles Saturday, September 23
NYC Monday October 2 at the Schomburg with all-three founders and a reunion of NYC area classic NEC alumni.
ATL: Tuesday, October 25 at Emory University with Mr. Hooks, Mr. Ward and ATL area classic NEC alumni.
Notable Classic NEC Alumni include: S Epatha Merkerson, James Pickens, Jr., Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Barbara Montgomery, Michele Shay, Elain Graham, Allie Woods, Arthur French, Seret Scott, Phylicia Rashad, Debbie Allen, Richard Roundtree, David Allen Grier, Esther Rolle, Clarice Taylor, Frances Foster, Al Freeman Jr., 'Femi Sarah Heggie, Dean Irby, Roxie Roker, Glynn Turman, Sherman Hensley, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lynn Whitfield, Joseph A. Walker, Charles Fuller, Wynn Thomas, Diane McIntyre, Charles Weldon, Paul Carter Harrison, Rosalind Cash, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Barbara Ann Teer, Louis Johnson, Kristin Linklater, Michael Schultz, and Lawrence Fishburne.
Toward the Negro Ensemble Company's 50th 3-city celebration ENJOY THIS WITTY TRAILER and catch the spirit!. A little bit Pink Panther, a jazzy riff from Peter Gunn and a lot of heritage to explore in this 2 minutes!
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