Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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"…

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 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 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 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 article examines the University Players' production of Shooting Stars, Walter Schoen's first directed production at the University of Richmond. Lisa Biggs states that the show "takes a look at how female athletes have been treated in a way that…

This Collegian article reviews the University Players' production of The Immigrant and its portrayal of a Russian-Jewish immigrant following the "American dream" at the turn of the 20th century. The text observes the passage of time the show…

Monaghan explores the popularity of Haskell Harelik's play on campus and in local theaters. The article focuses on the director and actors' views of the play and process; religion and presenting authenticity to the roles were a key concern of the…

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…

This is a letter from John D. Welsh, the Director of The University Players to the Speech Communication and Theatre Arts Department, inviting them to the eighth season of plays in James L. Camp Memorial Theatre. The recipients are given two…
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