We were backstage at The Alliance Theatre for Pearl’s play Blues for an Alabama Sky. I mention Pearl’s book What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day in a previous post. Back then I was the wardrobe mistress at the Alliance Theater. Kenny Leon was the Director of this play. Shout out to Kenny.
I never would have guessed that Pearl’s book would take me on a journey just like the play. I enrolled in grad school the following year to study Costume Design at the University of Georgia.
Michelle Bryant (left), Marion (middle), and Phylicia Rashad (right), March 1996 Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia. Play: What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day
I still see Diedre and other actors I worked with in theater and on television. Diedre and her phenomenal talent was so inspiring to me. You will see that on display on television today. I would like to think some of their creativity and fearlessness rubbed off on me. This picture reminds me to dream. Do you have positive memories of a time and place in your life where you were optimistic? Share your story in the community forum. I would love to hear it!!
Pearl Cleage (left), Michelle Bryant (center), and Diedre Henry (right), 1996 Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia. Play: Blues for an Alabama Sky