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Award winning playwright/director/actress Regina Taylor is interviewed by critically acclaimed actor/director Delroy Lindo about the artistic process and traversing the terrain between the big screen, small screen and the stage. Taylor will read excerpts from her latest works.
Regina Taylor received a Golden Globe, an NAACP Image Award and two Emmy Award nominations for her role as “Lilly Harper” in I’ll Fly Away. Taylor also starred in The Unit for which she received an NAACP Image Award. Her television roles include Crisis at Central High, The Education of Max Bickford, Feds and Strange Justice. Film credits include The Negotiator, Courage Under Fire, A Family Thing, The Keeper, Clockers, Losing Isaiah and Lean on Me. Taylor is the first Black woman to play William Shakespeare’s “Juliet” in Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet. Taylor has written Oo-Bla-Dee, Drowning Crow, The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove, A Night in Tunisia, Escape from Paradise and other works. Her play, Crowns, received four Helen Hayes Awards. Taylor received the Hope Abelson Artist-in-Residence Award and honorary doctorates from Columbia College, DePaul University and Lake Forest College.
Delroy Lindo has had many memorable roles in films such as David Mamet’s Heist and as Mr. Rose in The Cider House Rules. He garnered critical acclaim for his role as Rodney in Spike Lee’s drama Clockers; and also worked with Lee on, Crooklyn and Malcolm X, earning an NAACP Image Award nomination, for his work as West Indian Archie. On TV, Lindo most recently featured in the Fox series “The Chicago Code.” He won a 2009 NAACP Image Award for his appearance in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” He starred in the NBC series, “Kidnapped” and was featured in “Lackawanna Blues” (HBO) and in “The Exonerated” (Court TV). He starred as US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in the Peabody Award winning “Strange Justice” (Showtime); and starred, to critical acclaim , as baseball legend Satchel Paige in HBO’s stirring drama, “Soul of the Game.” On Broadway, Lindo appeared as Herald Loomis in August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, receiving Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. As a theater director, Lindo won a 2006 Los Angeles Theater Weekly Award for his work on Medal of Honor Rag. He also directed Tanya Barfield’s Blue Door and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone to critical and commercial success at Berkeley Repertory Theater.
Jessica Lynne and DéLana R.A. Dameron reflect on ways they make a home, creatively, wherever they are.