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Mike Wiley and Howard L. Craft’s Peace of Clay at Theatre Raleigh Is Nothing Short of Phenomenal!

Q: How can you maximize the experience of attending the world premiere of an outstanding, exceptionally well-performed play, penned by local playwrights and performed by local talent? A: Make sure the play in question is Peace of Clay, written by Mike Wiley and Howard L. Craft’s and directed by Aurelia Belfield, and that it features… Read More ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s No Fear and Blues Long Gone: Nina Simone Testifies to Art’s Power to Drive Social and Political Change

If Nina Simone were alive today, she would probably be Yolanda Rabun. Wake Forest, NC powerhouse actor/singer Yolanda Rabun can belt out a song with the best of them, and PlayMakers Repertory Company’s second-stage series (PRC2) has supplied the perfect vehicle to showcase her amazing talents, while sharing a poignantly moving story with an important… Read More ›

Trevor Johnson and Lakeisha Coffey star as Percy and Chloe (photo by Ed Hunt)

Howard L. Craft’s The Miraculous and the Mundane Opened to Cheers, Tears, and a Standing Ovation

RATING: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ If a play by an American black author has stood the test of time, it is almost certainly about domestic life — a palatable subject for white ticket-buyers. Durham, NC’s own Howard L. Craft reveals the lives of black workers in Orange Light and the Off-Broadway Freight: The Five… Read More ›

“Redbird” Showcases the Talent of North Carolina Playwrights

ArtsCenter Stage’s production of Redbird, a festival of one-act plays by North Carolina playwrights, is comprised of three plays at one performance and two plays at another performance. You may see all five or any combination. None of the plays are related to each other, aside from all being authored in this state. Four are… Read More ›

Herald M.F. Jones is a comic-book-style black superhero

Durham’s Little Green Pig Will Stage the World Premiere of Howard L. Craft’s “Jade City Chronicles”

Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern of Durham, NC, will stage the world premiere of “Jade City Chronicles Volume 1: The Super Spectacular Bad Ass Herald M.F. Jones,” a new play about a black superhero written by Howard L. Craft and directed by Jay O’Berski, May 12-28 at Manbites Dog Theater.