White Grease Paint on Black Performers

, Glenda E. Gill.“White Grease Paint on Black Performers.” 1988: n. pag. Print.

As an icebreaker, the Federal Theatre made it possible for black actors and audiences to enjoy benefits unknown previously: union protection, a theatre for the masses, a reduction of the stereotype, visibility that led to Broadway and to Hollywood, and an ensemble spirit. In spite of the tragedies of the WPA Project, there were significant triumphs.

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