To Be Young, Gifted, and Black: A Portrait of Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words


This year, in conjunction with Cultural Arts and Diversity and the UCSC Theater Arts Department, the African American Theater Arts Troupe, in its 22nd season, will present this winter the production of “To Be Young, Gifted and Black: A Portrait of Lorraine Hansberry In Her Own Words” adapted by Robert Nemiroff, and directed by AATAT’s Producer and Artistic Director of the Cultural Arts and Diversity Resource Center, Mr. Donald Williams.

Adapted by Ms. Hansberry’s ex-husband after her death, Robert Nemiroff, “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” was first presented on January 2, 1969 at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City, directed by Gene Frankel. It was the longest-running Off Broadway play of the 1968-1969 season. In the following year of 1970, it appeared in a book under the title, “To Be Young, Gifted and Black: A Portrait of Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words.” Fast paced, powerful, touching and hilarious, this kaleidoscope of constantly shifting scenes, mood and images recreates the world of, Lorraine Hansberry, from the years of her birth in 1930 to her passing in 1965.

Stevenson Event Center
Location details: 

Where: Stevenson Event Center located in Stevenson College, 101 McLaughlin Drive
Where to Park: TAPS: Special Events Parking will be selling permits at Stevenson College lots 109 and 110 for all performances. Free parking is available at the East and West Remote Parking lot after 5pm.
Time: Doors open 30 minutes prior, and all performances run from 7-9pm, except for the February 23rd matinee performance, which runs from 3-5pm. There will be a brief 15-minute intermission.

Admission Required
Admission details: 

Free for all UCSC students w Student ID. General Admission is $15. Non-UCSC students with ID & Senior Citizens are $12.

Invited Audience: 
Event dates: 
02/21/2014 - 7:00pm
02/22/2014 - 7:00pm
03/02/2014 - 7:00pm