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MasterMiND - Theater of the Harlem Renaissance with Carl Cofield & Ty Jones
The Harlem Renaissance began in the 1910s and quickly became one of the most important social and cultural movements in the United States, resulting in an explosion of Black art, literature, poetry, music, and theatrical performance. During this period, history saw an evolution of Black Nationalism and expression, greatly influenced by Black performance. Associate Artistic Director of the Classical Theatre of Harlem and director of Miami New Drama’s One Night in Miami, Carl Cofield, and OBIE Award winning actor, Ty Jones, join us for a discussion of this turning point in American history and the development of theater in 20th century Harlem.

Oct 29, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Carl Cofield
Carl Cofield is a New York based director, actor and is currently the Associate Artistic Director of the Classical Theatre of Harlem. He directed the award winning world premiere of One Night In Miami(Huffington Post best of L.A. 2013, N.A.A.C.P., L.A. Drama Critics Circle and others) for Rogue Machine Theater and the Denver Center Theatre, for which, he received the Los Angeles N.A.A.C.P award for Best Director. Twelfth Night for Yale Rep, Radio Golf for Everyman, Disgraced for The Denver Center and Henry IV part 2 for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, A Raisin In the Sun for Two River Theater Company, The Mountaintop for Cleveland Play House. NYC directing credits include: The Bacchae and Antigone for the Classical Theatre of Harlem, the 50th anniversary of Dutchman for the Classical Theatre of Harlem/National Black Theatre, The Tempest, Macbeth for Classical Theatre of Harlem, and The Balcony ​(The New School), among many others.
Ty Jones
NAACP and OBIE Award Winner, Ty Jones is the Producing Artistic Director of the Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH). He is a 2013 recipient of the Council of the City of New York Proclamation Award. His role with CTH since 2003 has included: actor, producer, managing director, development director and board chair. Under Jones’ leadership, the company has developed a template whose core of financial discipline, precision marketing, and exceptional programming, has resulted in CTH’s growth and stability. Mr. Jones initiated Uptown Meets Downtown, a program comprising strategic partnerships with downtown theatres designed to share production costs and build artistic bridges between communities. He also led the inaugural Uptown Shakespeare in the Park, bringing free, outdoor, professional theatre to Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park for an extended run. He is a veteran of 5 Broadway shows, and has played multiple principal roles in film and television.