Chuck Smith Lecture Series

STARTS 5/20/2014 Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St.
6pm Free, no reservations required.

Goodman Theatre and the Chicago Public Library present

The Chuck Smith Lecture Series on Race, Theater and Culture

Pioneers of the Black Performing Arts Movement

Tuesday, May 20th | 6pm
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State Street

Harvey Young, co-author of Black Theater is Black Life: An Oral History of Chicago Theater and Dance, 1970-2010, leads a fascinating, lively discussion with Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith and others focusing on Chicago’s rich history of African American performing arts and how contemporary artists are engaging local communities today.

This is the inaugural event in the Chuck Smith Lecture Series on Race, Theater and Culture which is a partnership with the Chicago Public Library.

Panelists include:

Harvey Young
Northwestern University

Sydney Chatman
Tofu Chitlin' Circuit

Joel Hall
Joel Hall Dancers & Center

Kemati Porter
eta Creative Arts Foundation

Chuck Smith
Goodman Theatre's Resident Director