Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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T. G. Cooper Biography (1939-)
Full name, Theodore G. Cooper; born August 14, 1939; son of Theodore Gladstone Cooper and Ruth Theresa (Brown) Cooper Greene; married Maudine Rice, May 13, 1960 (divorced, 1971); married Valerie Mills, December 22, 1982; children:(first marriage) Maria Teresa, Irene Ruth. Addresses: OFFICE--Department of Drama, College of Fine Arts, Howard University, Washington, DC, 20001.
T. G. Cooper informs CTFT that "my major motivation was my godfather's brother, who is Sidney Poitier. My favorite roles are Creon in Antigone, and Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. The most important thing in my career is motivating young people in the art of theatre and helping them to develop into strong individuals. My hobbies are reading plays and viewing movies. I have traveled all over the United States and Nassau."
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER
- The Trial of Mary Dugan.
- Lysistrata, 2002.
- God's Trombones.
- Purlie Victorious.
- The River Niger.
- Carmen Jones.
- My Fair Lady.
- The Great White Hope.
- Amen Corner.
- You're a Good Man Charlie Brown.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Jason, Medea.
- Edwards, Fear.
- Scrooge, A Christmas Carol.
- Holley, Of Being Hit.
- Cliff Dawson, In the Wine Time.
- Lee Mack, A Town Called Tobyville.
- Creon, Antigone.
- Jesse McOdd, Portrait of a Woman.
- Morose, Crucificado.
- PLAYS,PRODUCED Strawman, Howard University, 1970.
- A Town Called Tobyville, University of Miami, 1972.
- Portrait of a Woman, Playboy Plaza, Miami Beach, 1972, then Howard University, 1973.
- Goodnight Mary Beck, Howard University, 1976.
- Find Yourself a Dream, Howard University, 1977.
- Chickenbone Special, Howard University, 1983.
- PLAYS,UNPRODUCED "Queen's Chillum," "Chocolate Boy," "Have You Seen MommyLately," "Obeah."
- Obeah: God of Voodoo (novel), Nuclassics and Science Publishing Company,1978.
- Onstage in America (textbook), Drama Jazz House, 1984.
- In such periodicals as: New Directions; On Stage Magazine; Priority Magazine; Urban Journalism Workshop.
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