Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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William Hairston Biography (1928-)
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In the area of theatre administration, Mr. Hairston was production coordinator for the Greenwich Mews Theatre, New York, in 1963 as well as its coproducerfrom 1963 to 1964. Under the Ford Grant, he served as assistant to the executive director of Arena Stage in Washington, DC, from September 1965 to September 1966. At the New York Shakespeare Festival he was theatre manager of theDelacorte Theatre in Central Park from May 1963 to September 1964 and also co-director of community relations for its mobile theatre unit during the 1965season.
- actor, writer, director
- Birth Details
- April 1, 1928
- Goldsboro, North Carolina
Principal Stage Appearances
- roles in such plays as The Hasty Heart, No Time for Sergeants, Rain, The Petrified Forest, Louisiana Purchase, The Respectful Prostitute in NewYork, Summer Stock, and on tour, 1950-57.
Curtain Call, Mr. Aldredge, Sir!, New York, 1963; Jericho-Jim Crow, New York, 1964.
Take the High Ground, 1953.
- Live TV dramas in New York, 1950-55; lead, Harlem Detective, 1953.
- Swan Song of the 11th Dawn, 1962; Curtain Call, Mr. Aldredge, Sir!, 1963;Walk in Darkness, 1963; Black Antigone, 1966 (all produced). Film/TV scripts--various documentary scripts for the U.S. Information Agency.
The World of Carlos, 1968.
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