The Denver Post conducted a thought-provoking interview with Lou Bellamy, veteran August Wilson collaborator, about the Denver Center Theatre Company’s new production of Fences, which Bellamy is guest directing. The article includes astute commentary from Bellamy on Fences and a few other Wilson plays, including early productions like Malcolm X and Black Bart and the Sacred Hills, the latter of which nearly cost Wilson and Bellamy their careers:
“I remember saying ‘I’ll never do another August Wilson play as I long as live,’ ” Bellamy says with a big laugh.
Bellamy is the founder and artistic director of Penumbra, the nation’s largest African-American theater, located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Penumbra is currently facing a major budget deficit, and could use your support: check out their Facebook page for more information on their “10 for $20” fundraising campaign.