Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Tea at Two Reading: THE HAMPTON YEARS by Jacqueline E Lawton
Washington DCJCC Library

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by Jacqueline E. Lawton
World premiere commissioned by Theater J and part of Locally Grown: Community Supported Art
Directed by Shirley Serotsky

Featuring Edward Christian, Crashonda Edwards, Lolita-Marie, Julian Martinez, Sasha Olinick, Colin Smith, Emily Townley and David Lamont Wilson

Emerging from Theater J's inaugural Locally Grown Festival, this breakthrough premiere explores the development of great African-American artists, John Biggers and Samella Lewis under the tutelage of Austrian Jewish refugee painter and educator, Viktor Lowenfeld. Focusing on the pivotal years at Hampton Institute, Virginia during WWII, this richly researched tapestry of African American luminaries like Elizabeth Catlett reveals the dreams and travails of young artists in a still segregated society while examining the impact of World War II on a Jewish immigrant and his wife finding shelter in the US and his controversial influence in shaping the careers of African American students.

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

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