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Stage & Stanza: Theatre Institute/Poet Carol Durant
Wednesday, February 17th › 7:00pm–8:00pm
On Feb. 17, we’ll honor actor, writer, director & producer Morgan Heyward and arts writer and critic Bob Goepfert. Join at this link: https://russell-sage.zoom.us/s/98395975734
Morgan Heyward started Illuminate Theatre in August 2017 as a one time Theatre Cabaret designed to highlight actors of color in the Capital Region. Quickly, after the first production, Illuminate Theatre became a monthly event. Since then, Illuminate has involved over 70 actors in the Capital Region and several black playwrights. Through Illuminate, Morgan has gone on to produce original short plays for the African American Cultural Center, The NYS Black and Latino Caucus, the Albany Barn, Cap Rep and several other organizations. Illuminate Theatre is committed to shining light on actors who have been left in the shadows by providing opportunities for theatre artists of color. (Bio from morganheyward.com)
Bob Goepfert has been an arts writer and critic covering the Berkshires and Albany area for over 30 years. He has written for the Troy Record, the Saratogian and the former Knickerbocker News. His reviews can be heard on public radio at WAMC. In 2014, he was, for the third year in a row, named by Metroland as the area’s Best Arts Writer. He is an award winning theater director and was the executive director of the Palace Theatre in Albany from 1988-2002. (Bio from The Berkshire Edge)