Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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George Houston Bass Biography (1938-)
Addresses: Home: 11 Poplar Street, Providence, RI, 02906; Office: Box1904, Brown University, Providence, RI, 02912.
- playwright, educator, director, producer
- Birth Details
- April 23, 1938
- Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Roots, narrative, Alvin Ailey Dance Company, 1963; Kaleidoscopein Black, Strait Gate Pentecostal Church, Mamaroneck, NY, 1966; Games, Youth Street Theatre Company, NY, 1966; one-act plays performed at YaleSchool of Drama, 1966-67--Twelve Mortal Men, Due Day, The Booby, Mournersat the Bier, Twelve Noon at the Lido; A Trio for the Living, Yale University Chapel, 1968; Black Blues, Black Arts Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1968; The Funhouse, Long Wharf, New Haven, CT, 1968; Portraits of a People, Carnegie Hall, NY, 1967; Soul Convention, Carnegie Hall, 1968; How Long Suite, Blacks Arts Theatre, Onyx Arts Conference, NY, 1968; Oh, Lord, This World (Get It Together) a musical, Queen of Angels Players, Newark, NJ, 1969; The Knee-High Man/Babu's Ju-Ju, one actsfor children, Country Day School, NY, 1974-75; One into the Other, Wastepaper Theatre, Providence, RI, 1974; Providence Garden Blues, Ritesand Reason, Brown University, 1975; Mama Do Blew, with music by ThomasRiggsbee and Kambon Obayani, Rites and Reason, Brown University, Lincoln Center, 1975; The Articulate Sound of an Articulate Tale, Rites and Reason, Brown University, 1977; De Day of No Mo', Rites and Reason, Brown University, 1980; Malacoff Blue, Rites and Reason, Brown University, 1981.
One More Mile to Go, 1965.
- Rites and Reason, Brown University: Black Masque, 1971; El HajjMalik, 1971; Oh, Lord, This World, 1972; Garvey Lives, 1972; Ti-Jean and His Brothers, 1973; Voice in the Wilderness, 1973; Chile Woman, 1973; Dream Dust, 1974; One into the Other, 1974; Providence Garden Blues, 1975; Mama Do Forms, 1975; Mama Do Blew, 1975; Mama Easter, 1975; Providence Festival (an eight-day ritual drama), 1976; John Willie McGee, 1977; Malacoff Blue, 1976; My Mark, My Name, 1978; Be-Bop Blue, 1979;The Blacker the Berry, (a forty-day ritual drama), 1980; Black Children's Day, 1980;
Wine in the Wilderness, 1969; 1741, 1969.
- Secretary and literary assistant to Langston Hughes, Harlem, NY, 1959-64;free-lance writer/director, NY, 1964-66; Artistic Director, Jacob Riis Amphitheatre, NY, 1966; Artistic Director, Third Party, Long Wharf, 1968; Associate Producer and Story Editor, On Being Black, WGBH-TV Boston, MA, 1968-69; Associate to the Director and Resident Playwright, Urban Arts Corps, NY, 1969-70; Artistic Director, Rites and Reason, the research theatre ofthe Afro-American Studies Program at Brown University, Providence, RI, 1970-present; Associate Professor of English and Theatre Arts, Brown University, 1973-76; Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Afro-American Studies, Brown University, 1976-present.
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