Artists Regina Taylor, Beverly Jenkins Coming to Dallas for Women's History Month Events

Accomplished artists Regina Taylor and Beverly Jenkins are bringing their talents to Dallas in separate events as part of Women's History Month.Taylor is a noted actress, playwright and screenwriter who was born in Dallas and graduated from Southern Methodist University. She secured her developing acting career with roles as an intelligent, proud maid in the television series I'll Fly Away, president of a diverse women's college in The Education of Max Bickford, and numerous films and stage plays. She was the first person of color to play the role of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet on Broadway.Jenkins is a bestselling romance novelist with a dedicated following that appreciates her black characters in more than 30 novels with 19th-century black settings. The African American Literature Book Club named her one of the top 50 favorite African-American writers of the 20th century.The local Soul Rep Theatre Company will stage two plays from Taylor's trilogy Trinity River Plays, set in Oak Cliff. The plays are a coming-of-age look at the aspirations and troubles of a black teenage girl. Anyika McMillan-Herod of Dallas is directing. Performances are Thursday through Sunday and March 31-April 2 at the South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S. Fitzhugh Ave. Times are 3 p.m. Sundays and 8 p.m. other days. Soul Rep is collaborating with Taylor for three seasons, and the playwright will attend performances during the second week. Tickets are $20 and available at  Continue reading...

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