Theater Feature: AN EVENING CONVERSATION WITH JAMES CROMWELL (Robey Theatre Company in Los Angeles)

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by Lamont Williams on September 18, 2020

in Theater-Los Angeles,Virtual

AN EVENING CONVERSATION WITH JAMES CROMWELL
NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE

The latest installment of The Robey Theatre Company’s online series of Evening Conversations, filmed on September 11, saw celebrated actor and activist James Cromwell discussing the current and future state of the Theatre, the impact of the pandemic on the performing arts, and the response of the arts to the recent global uprising in support of racial and social justice. The event, which was moderated by Millena Gay, Special Events Producer for The Robey Theatre Company, begins today, September 18, 2020, on Robey Theatre Company’s YouTube Channel. Try to make a donation if you can.

James Cromwell, a veteran of Broadway (Grand Horizons; Hamlet; Othello), television (Emmy® Award for American Horror Story: Asylum) and motion pictures (Oscar® nomination for Babe) has been an activist for progressive causes for decades, ranging from his support of the Black Panthers in the 1960s through his recent advocacy for environmental conservation and animal rights. He appeared onstage for The Robey Theatre Company in its presentation of Discovered Voices in 2004.

for more info, visit Robey, a non-profit organization founded 26 years ago by Danny Glover and Ben Guillory. The company is named after actor, activist and humanitarian Paul Robeson. Its emphasis is on telling stories of the global Black diaspora.

James Cromwell; photo courtesy Robey Theatre

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