AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL
Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film
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Written and Directed by Jackie Alexander
The North Carolina Black Repertory Company’s production of The Legend of Buster Neal tells the story of four generations of African American men and the challenges each face. When a fearless civil rights activist reappears 60 years after his supposed death, he is confronted with his ultimate challenge, his great-great grandson. This powerful drama questions the true definition of manhood and examines the meaning of legacy, friendship and fatherhood.
Swish - Austin Frye
Marcus - J’Laney Allen Jenkins
Ira - Phillip Lynch
Papa Melvin - Patrick Mitchell
Buster - Nathan Purdee
Hubcap - Lau’rie Roach
The North Carolina Black Repertory Company (NC Black Rep), North Carolina's only professional black theatre company, exposes diverse audiences to classics and new works of African-American drama, while nurturing the talents of future performers through its Teen Theatre Ensemble program. NCBRC is universally recognized for its international outreach program, The National Black Theatre Festival ® (NBTF). Presented every odd numbered year, the festival hosts upwards of 120 performances, attracts over 65,000 visitors to Winston-Salem, and has contributed approximately $220 million dollars to the Winston-Salem economy since its inception in 1989.
Jackie Alexander is an award-winning actor, writer, producer, director, and former Artistic Director of The Billie Holiday Theatre in New York. Jackie’s debut feature film Joy was awarded Best Feature Film by the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, and also earned Best Actor and Best Screenplay honors for him on the festival circuit. His debut novel, Our Daily Bread was published by Turner Publishing in the fall of 2012. The author of seven plays, his work has been produced Off-Broadway and regionally throughout the country.
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