August Wilson Alone Does Not A Theatrical Tradition Make

Black theatre is a scarce commodity in the U.S., outside of repetitive productions of the plays of a small, “commercially viable” group of playwrights. To actor/playwright Ted Lange, the struggle for African-American visability in the theatre world has never been fully engaged, and as part of his continuing effort to promote the genre, “he’s turned the 19 plays he’s written into a cottage industry for small black theaters across the country.”