ONLINE | Reading Lorraine Hansberry
Where: The New School
66 W. 12th St.
212-229-5108 Price: Free
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Lorraine Hansberry was ‘a literary genius, political revolutionary and a spiritual radical’ (Dr. Cornel West). When she moved to New York in 1950, she took courses at The New School and stayed in the city to write. She was the first African American woman to have a play on Broadway, A Raisin in the Sun, and was the youngest person to ever win the NY Drama Critics Award. She died in 1965 of cancer at the age of 34, leaving a legacy of work that continues to need to be urgently shared.
READING LORRAINE HANSBERRY is a zoom event sponsored by the Lang College/New School Theater Program which features Lang alumni and current students reading selections of Hansberry’s plays, journals, letters and from critical accounts of her remarkable work.Buy tickets/get more info now