Eight Forty-Eight's Dueling Critics
jumped in another studio after their appearance today to tape a conversation honoring Black History Month. The African-American contribution to Chicago theater is long and storied. From Paul Robeson
to A Raisin' in the Sun
, Chicago has been home to a thriving African-American theater scene for decades.
But where are we in 2009? The main downtown theaters aren't offering their usual Black Heritage month programming and the African-American representation in mainstream theatrical ensembles is almost non-existent.
Time to put my hard-hitting broadcast journalist voice on (clearing throat):
So I asked the Dueling Critics, is Chicago a segregated theater town?