Have you ever wondered how theater companies take an idea and make it into a performance? For the African-American Shakespeare Company, it starts with a brainstorming session. Spark visits executive director Sherry Young and their development group as they start work on a production of “Beauty and the Beast” at the Zeum Theater.
The African-American Shakespeare Company is dedicated to presenting classical European works in a contemporary African-American context. The company hopes to encourage cross-cultural communication and reflect the world’s diversity by using stories that encompass the shared human experience.