Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article discusses a student variety show put on by dramatic director Professor Alton W. Williams. The show was said to include a performance by Professor N. Wilford Skinner, who was to lead the event and perform acrobatic tricks. The "hillbilly…

In response to a racially charged protest of the production of “The Meeting,” Theatre and Dance Department Chair Walter Schoen claims that the Modlin Center for the arts is a “safe haven” for students to express themselves artistically and…

This is a letter from Sherrie Sink, the Corresponding Secretary for The University Players, to the University of Richmond faculty and staff that describes a new ticket policy. For the 1973 fall and 1974 spring semesters, all faculty members would be…

This newspaper article from the February 11, 1984 issue of the Richmond News Leader discusses the upcoming UR Players' production of Hiawatha directed by Jack Welsh. Welsh is interviewed, describing the intricate production process of the show which…

This Collegian article from the Jan 25, 1990 issue discusses the formation of a new student organization known as "Upstart Crow" for student playwrights. The group was sponsored by theatre professor Stuart Lenig, and met monthly to read and discuss…

An article by Sharon Tully in The Collegian announces two comedies that will be performed at the University of Richmond during the spring semester of 2009. One is the dark comedy “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh, and will be produced by…

This is a program for the 1984 University Players' production of Hiawatha, directed by Jack Welsh. The play is inspired by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "The Song of Hiawatha," adapted by Michael Bognadov and with music by Jeff Teare. As well as…

This is a program from the University Player’s production of “Oedipus the King”, written by Sophocles and translated by David Grene. The cast incorporated actors, a chorus, dancers, and members of the University Brass ensemble. The play was…

A play in one act written by Mary Lucile Saunders that takes place in a "Chinese town." The play follows the conversation of characters. Special attention should be paid to Saunders' description of each character, especially to Charlie and Ling.…

This is a letter from Randy Walker, the Director of Public Information at the University of Richmond, to The Richmond Times-Dispatch Leisure Section about the University Players' four plays during the 1975-76 season in Camp Memorial Theatre. The…
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