Discover the artists and history behind A Soldier's Play in the Upstage Playgoer’s Guide. This guide includes an interview with director Kenny Leon, an exploration of Louisiana in 1944, the setting for the play, discussion questions to get you thinking, and activities for teachers and students.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Learn about the historical events mentioned in the play and dig into the artistic choices made by the show's creative team.
A History of the Negro Ensemble Company
Jim Crow, the Military, and Respectability Politics
Military Bases, Ranks, and Justice
Fighting For Equality: A Timeline
Hear about and from the artists involved in A Soldier's Play.
The Life and Achievements of Playwright Charles Fuller
Interview with Director Kenny Leon
Find discussion starters for before and after the show, as well as downloadable activities for students and teachers.
A Soldier's Play Upstage Contributors
Paul B McGinley
|GRAPHIC DESIGN||Darren Melchiorre
|WEB DESIGN||Trevor Forry|
|PHOTO EDITOR||Leah Reddy|
|SPECIAL THANKS||Jennifer DiBella