By John O'Neal
"Nearly 5 many years of on-the-job education have outfitted O'Neal with the abilities and beauty of a grasp storyteller."—The Drama Review
"A dramatic story spinner with a canny humorousness and a successful, enticing level presence. . . . O'Neal's indicates combine folksiness, a cosmopolitan feel of theatricality and astute commentary which are a excitement to watch."—The Philadelphia Inquirer
Artist and activist John M. O'Neal is healthier recognized for his Junebug Jabbo Jones cycle of performs, a impressive number of stories and anecdotes drawn from African American oral literature, which he has played all around the globe. 4 of those performs are incorporated during this quantity, in addition to 4 of O'Neal's different works: large-scale ensemble productions, first played via his ensemble corporation Junebug Productions, in addition to in collaboration with A traveling Jewish Theater (San Francisco, California), Roadside Theater (Kentucky), and Pregones Theater (Bronx, New York).
John M. O'Neal co-founded the loose Southern Theater in 1963 as a cultural arm of the southern Civil Rights circulation, in addition to Junebug Productions, a certified African American arts association in New Orleans. For FST, O'Neal labored as a box director for the scholar Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and labored as nationwide box software director with the Committee for Racial Justice. He has written eighteen performs, a musical comedy, poetry, and a number of other essays, and has played through the usa, Canada, France, and Scandinavia. he's the recipient of the Award of advantage from the organization of acting Arts Presenters, the USA Artists Award, and a Ford origin Award.
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