Woodie King Jr (July 27th 1937)

Woodie King Jr (July 27th 1937)

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Woodie King Jr, King was born in Baldwin Springs, Alabama. Is a renowned African-American director and producer of stage and screen, as well as founding director of the New Federal…
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Woodie King Jr, King was born in Baldwin Springs, Alabama. Is a renowned African-American director and producer of stage and screen, as well as founding director of the New Federal Theater in New York, NY. King graduated high school in 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, and worked at the Ford Motor Company for three years. King worked for the City of Detroit as a draftsman. He founded the New Federal Theater in 1970. He earned a M.F.A. at Brooklyn College in 1999. King has a long list of credits in film and stage direction and production including “ A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, King’s works include: Voices of Color, The Impact of Race, “Black Poets in America”, Awards include 1985, Joseph Jefferson Award nomination, 1988 NAACP Image Award for directing Checkmates at the Inner City Cultural Center, 1993, AUDELCO award for Best Director and Best Play for Robert Johnson: Trick The Devil, 1997 Obie Award for Sustained Achievement, 2003 Paul Robeson Award, 2005 Rosetta LeNoire Award and 2011 Induction to American Theatre Hall of Fame.

For more information on Woodie King,Jr. view: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodie_King,_Jr.

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