The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced today $18.2 million in grants for 208 humanities projects, including a Media Projects Production grant to enable production of a documentary film and website on the life and art of playwright Lorraine Hansberry, author of A Raisin in the Sun.
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The Portland Theater Scene says that The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a complex, unexpected portrait of the early 1960s
Artistic staff of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival talks about Lorraine Hansberry and this lesser known play that she wrote at the end of her life.
The New York Times Learning Network provides teaching and learning materials and ideas based on New York Times content. This week’s Text to Text series looks at the 1959 A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and “Discrimination in Housing Against Nonwhites Persists Quietly” by Shaila Dewan (The New York Times, June 11, 2013) in a lesson plan by Susan Chenelle and Audrey Fisch.
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has published a short trailer with scenes from their 50th anniversary production of The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window and comments from the OSF’s dramaturg, Lue Morgan Douthit, and the director of the play, Juliette Carrillo.
In an interview with “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts, the actor talked about his Broadway history.
Director Kenny Leon and actors Denzel Washington, Anika Noni Rose, Sophie Okonedo, and LaTonya Richardson Jackson talk about bringing this American classic back to Broadway.
Christopher Paul Moore, Senior Researcher, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York speaks about the legacy of Lorraine Hansberry.
Melissa Anderson reviews the exhibit, “Twice Militant: Lorraine Hansberry’s Letters to The Ladder.”
Roberta Kent calls the Oregon Shakespeare Festival production a love letter to the award-winning Lorraine Hansberry.