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Theatre Is Where The Heart Is

A visit with Clyde Ruffin, Professor, Theatre Department

By Noelle Buhidar
Published: - Topics: theatre Tambourines to Glory Strands Kellogg National Fellowship Holding Up The Sky

Career Highlights

Topics: Strands Tambourines to Glory

Although Ruffin emphasizes that many of his productions are dear to him, the works that resonate as unforgettable are Langston Hughes’ Tambourines to Glory and the Black Theatre Workshop’s Strands. In Tambourines, he worked with a predominantly African American cast, and the production sold out every night. Strands took two years to create, won various playwriting awards, and was a regional and national winner at the American College Theatre Festival.