Category Archive: Director

Ruben Santiago-Hudson

    RUBEN SANTIAGO-HUDSON By Dale Ricardo Shields Writer/Actor/Director Born: Lackawanna, NY Spouse: Jeannie Santiago Children: Trey Hudson, Ruben III Hudson, Broderick Hudson, Lily Hudson Parents: Ruben Santiago, Alean Hudson Honors 1996, Tony Award for performance in Seven Guitars 2006, Humanitas Award for writing, for HBO film adaptation of his play Lackawanna Blues. 2009, NAACP …

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Samuel Légitimus

_________________________________________Samuel Légitimus   Samuel Légitimus was born into the first family of Black artists in Paris. His father, Hégésippe Légitimus, or simply “Gésip” as he was often called, was the first Black television producer in France. His mother, Noéma Thomassine, better known in the West Indies by the name of “Noéma”, was a journalist. “GESIP …

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EUGENE LEE

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                          Eugene Lee     Actor ~ Director ~ Writer     By Dale Ricardo Shields   Born in his maternal grandparent’s house in North Brunswick, New Jersey at 2 in the afternoon with the help of the local midwife on July 16th, 1953.  The local midwife unwrapped the chord from around his neck and started him on …

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ABDEL SALAAM

ABDEL SALAAM Executive Artistic Director/Choreographer Forces of Nature Dance Theatre   By Dale Ricardo Shields “My spirit is exalted through Art and the world of Dance! Dance and the Divine are One!”        Born in Harlem in 1950, Mr. Salaam began his artistic training at the age of five with the study of music through piano, …

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