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NEW YORK CITY: Black theatre pioneer Ed Bullins, honored a few years ago with TCG's Visionary Leadership Award, now has a theatrical season honoring him. Though Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will mount just two of B.ullins works--1 staging of In the Wine Time (through Nov. 24 at the Castillo Theater), directed by Mansoor Najee-ullah, and a rare New York revival .of The Fabulous Miss Marie in April 2014, also at the Cas-tillo--the company is officially dedicating its season to Bul.lins, who began making theatre in New York in 1965 and who founded the New Lafayette Theatre in Harlem the following year.

King doesn't mince words about the veteran scribe: "No other black playwright before had exerted a greater influence on contemporary black theatre." Also in the New Federal. Theatre season are two world premieres, Richard Abrons's Every Day a Visitor, slated Nov. 1-Dec. 14 at the Clurman Theater, and Clare Coss's Dr DuBois and Miss Ovington, opening Jan. 30 at the Castillo, starring Kathleen Chalfant and Peter Jay Fernandez. For more info, go to www.neufederaltheatre.com.

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Title Annotation:NEWS IN BRIEF; theatrical season dedicated to Ed Bullins
Publication:American Theatre
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U2NY
Date:Nov 1, 2013
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