Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is a University Players’ program for their show Rain. Some Fish. No Elephants. by Y. York that was staged October 1-4th, 1992 and took place in Camp Theatre (later renamed “Camp Concert Hall”). The show, that follows one family after an…

This is an article found in the September 6, 1993 copy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch Theatre/Dance section. Two pages--one full article--was found on J1 and J6. J1 explores the pros and cons with the development of university theatre departments…

This correspondence from University Communications announces that the University Players and the University of Richmond’s Department of Theatre & Dance will be staging their first all African-American Play, Home on November 17-19, 2005 at 7:30…

This is an article that announces the opening night of “Home”, the award-winning play by Samm-Art Williams, which had "the first all-black cast in the history of the University." The play was presented by the University Players and the…

This is an article discussing the first African play to be performed on the University of Richmond's (UR) campus--Tegonni--that has an international cast and crew. "'Tegonni' is a Nigerian interpretation of Sophocles' "Antigone" by Femi Osofison"…

In this piece, Bari Jean Hobbs reviews the documentary drama In White America by Martin Duberman. Hobbs mentions how the drama, which dealt with the “negro in America” had not been presented in two years and the production set in Keller Hall had…

This page from The Web 1976 features photographs from the University Players' production of the play “The Teahouse of the August Moon” in February 1976. “The Teahouse of the August Moon” is an American war comedy written by John Patrick based…

These two pages from The Web 1976 feature photographs from the University Players’ production of the play “Conquest of My Brother” in November 1975. “Conquest of My Brother” is a documentary-style play by Edward F. Emanuel that is about the…

This page from The Web 1980 features photographs from the University Players' performance of the play The Diary of Anne Frank in 1979 directed by Frances Daniel. The play is a stage adaptation of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, recounting…

This Collegian article is a theater review of the production Conquest of My Brother presented by the University Players in November 1975. The reviewer Heath Haworth asserts the play is more of a “didactic, preachy documentary” rather than…
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