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Say Brother; Another Approach To Theatre; Al Jarreau performs "You Don't See Me"

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03/14/1976

In this clip, as part of the Say Brother theater piece entitled "Theatre in Reverse", Al Jarreau performs You Don't See Me, live in the studio. This program as a whole, focuses on three different African American theater productions. Host Barbara Barrow introduces the topic of Black theater and stage works Raisin (the Tony-Award-winning musical for 1974), The Black Dyad (about Black male and female relationships) and "Theatre in Reverse," a Say Brother theater piece with an in-studio vocal performance by Al Jarreau with dance performances (with the intent of drawing the audience's attention to sound and light, rather than to the performers). Program contains excerpts from each production, and an in-studio discussion with writers/directors Evelyn and Melvin Moore about the excerpt "The Date" from The Black Dyad, which was the only segment of the three aired on the program. Produced by Marita Muhammad Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Another Approach To Theatre
Program Number

608

Title

Al Jarreau performs "You Don't See Me"

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Program focuses on three different African American theater productions. Host Barbara Barrow introduces the topic of Black theater and stage works Raisin (the Tony-Award-winning musical for 1974), The Black Dyad (about Black male and female relationships) and "Theatre in Reverse," a Say Brother theater piece with an in-studio vocal performance by Al Jarreau with dance performances (with the intent of drawing the audience's attention to sound and light, rather than to the performers). Program contains excerpts from each production, and an in-studio discussion with writers/directors Evelyn and Melvin Moore about the excerpt "The Date" from The Black Dyad, which was the only segment of the three aired on the program.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Jarreau, Al
Sloan, Danny
African American singers
Moore, Melvin
African American musicians
Raisin (Theatrical production)
Brown, Ann
Evelyn, Moore
Welch, Robert
Black Dyad, The (Theatrical production)
Anderson, Nia
Music--Performance
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Contributors
Smith, Kathy (Studio Technician)
Bundy, Kissette (Intern)
Balhatchet, Tom (Engineer)
Hill, Rebecca (Make Up)
Shipley, Jack (Still Photography)
MacKnight, John (Studio Technician)
Kenner, Sharon (Graphic Designer)
Sullivan, John L. (Studio Technician)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Engineer)
Simons, Fred (Videotape Engineer)
Fairweather, Bill (Engineer)
Cogell, Lloyd (Still Photography)
MacDonald, Greg (Cameraman)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Wilson, Bob (Studio Technician)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Engineer)
Plausse, John (Studio Technician)
Correia, Dennis (Engineer)
Crane, David (Videotape Engineer)
Lane, Frank (Cameraman)
Davis, Tony (Production Assistant)
Wareham, Skip (Studio Technician)
Allen, Lydia (Intern)
LeCain, Larry (Cameraman)
Handyside, Keith (Engineer)
Norton, Chas (Lighting Director)
Hutton, David (Videotape Engineer)
Clarke, Brian (Intern)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Another Approach To Theatre; Al Jarreau performs "You Don't See Me",” 03/14/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C6821F076D594857B8E95C901FA55ED0.
MLA: “Say Brother; Another Approach To Theatre; Al Jarreau performs "You Don't See Me".” 03/14/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C6821F076D594857B8E95C901FA55ED0>.
APA: Say Brother; Another Approach To Theatre; Al Jarreau performs "You Don't See Me". Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C6821F076D594857B8E95C901FA55ED0
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