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Sandler, Joan

Works: 2 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 554 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Oral histories  Interviews  Internet videos 
Roles: Interviewer, Producer
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Most widely held works by Joan Sandler
Black theatre : the making of a movement( Visual )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recaptures the birth of a new theatre from the Civil Rights activism of the 1950's, '60s, and '70s. Presents an encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events. Clips from historic productions include the first all-black production of Genet's The Blacks, along with A Raisin in the sun, Black girl, Dutchman, and For Colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf. These plays marched onto the world stage and into American playhouses during the heyday of the Civil Rights ad Black Power movements. Out of the revolutionary demands for equality and self-determination came a cultural revolution that shook the theatre establishment with new aesthetics and narratives reflecting the exigent cry for racial justice. This film documents the birth of this new theatre and highlights the leading figures and events that transformed the American stage. Amiri Baraka, Ossie Davis, James Earl Jones and Ntozake Shange describe their aspirations for a theatre serving the Black community, and reveal how these actors and playwrights laid the basis for the Black theatre of the present
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Joan Sandler( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arts educator Joan Delores Sandler was born on October 2, 1934 in Harlem, New York. She earned her high school diploma in 1952 from the New York High School of Music and Arts. In the early 1960s, Sandler began studying theatre with the Negro Ensemble Company and landed a role on the television drama series, Black Girl. She began her art career in 1975, working as a program specialist for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Sandler subsequently worked for the Black Theatre Alliance and Fundraising in the Public Interest. From 1983 until 1987, she worked for the Metropolitan Museum of Art where she had oversight for community education. Sandler also worked for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Museum of American Folk Art and the Romare Bearden Foundation. She served as an advisor to many foundations and grant making organizations
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Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.35 for Black thea ... to 0.51 for The Histor ...)

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