LOCAL COLOR

LOCAL COLOR

    Price: $275.00

    Code: 2058
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Amanda Aschinger
    2003, color, 48 mins.
    Purchase: $275 Classroom Rental: $95


    This documentary chronicles the production of a play at the St. Louis Black Repertory Company, one of the five largest African-American theater companies in the U.S., examining the work of everyone involved, including the actors, director, lighting and set design, sound design, and producer. Each of them discuss their specific contributions to the production as well as the financial difficulties and cultural importance of a minority theater company in America today.

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    "Theatergoers and future theater participants will be fascinated with the process, from the direction to the actors and the director's vision of what the play should be to the development of the sets, creation of costumes, and taping of supporting music. It is also interesting to hear the actors' stories of how they came to the profession in general and to the St. Louis Black Rep in particular. This interesting film is recommended for performing arts collections." - Library Journal