Miss Ida B. Wells (1992)
  • Title: Miss Ida B. Wells
  • Alternate Title: Miss Ida B. Wells (promotional video)
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:06:27
  • Language: English
  • Date: 1992
  • Location: Hampden Theater in Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Type-Format: play, documentary
  • Cast: Wells One: Ingrid Askew, Wells Two: Nefertiti Burton
  • Credits: Playwright: Endesha Ida Mae Holland, Director and producer: Roberta Uno, Set and costume design: Suzanne Dougan, Musical direction: Horace Clarence Boyer, Lighting design: Jim Berman, Sound design: Will Pile, Stage managers: Eileen Stewart; Stephanie Cook, Technical director: Robert Colby, Assistant director, Residential Arts: Eugene Warner, Research assistant: Hilary Edwards, Costume construction: Suzanne Schlaud, Assistant to Costume Designer: Toby Neiman, Scenic Artist: Alec Hammond, Graphic Designer: Yvonne Mendez, Makeup: Marcia Cooke, Hairstyles: Valerie Voislow

Miss Ida B. Wells (1992)

This is a promotional video featuring performers from the play ‘Miss Ida B. Wells,’ written by Endesha Ida Mae Holland, and directed by Roberta Uno.  The performers discuss Ida B. Well’s political involvement with anti-slavery activism.  They state that the purpose of the play is to bring light and attention to Ida B. Well’s political work.  Roberta Uno points out how the play generates discussion around political issues, and she also talks about how New WORLD Theater is a social stage that brings theater to communities, and functions as an open cultural platform for theater artist of color.  The artists involved in this performance believe that Miss Ida B. Wells educates audience members and gives them a better understanding of cultural diversity.

icon Miss Ida B. Wells Program (29.87 MB)

icon Miss Ida B. Wells-Notes for a New World Newsletter (42.81 MB)

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