African American Theater and Performance


African American Theater and Performance

Douglas A. Jones, Jr.

Associate Professor of Theater Studies, English, and African and African American Studies

Theater Studies Major - Area 2 (Dramatic Literature, Theater History, Performance Studies)

This course explores the history of African American theater and performance cultures from the nineteenth-century through the present. We will spend a lot of time outside the classroom--at local archives, at performances, and in Durham communities. The course is organized thematically (e.g., historical drama) and formally (e.g. the musical), rather than chronologically. There is also the possibility of a trip to New York City to work at the Schomberg and see shows.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • AAAS 259
  • ENGLISH 277
Typically Offered