Nija Okoro and Maria Manuela Goyanes
Nija Okoro plays Florence, Charles Gilpin’s wife, in the just released “The Black Emperor of Broadway.” The film is about Gilpin who in 1920 became the first Black to play the lead in a Broadway show and in a time when Whites would often play Blacks in “blackface.” Many may know the South Bronx native from The Deuce (2017), Animal Kingdom (2016), and Insecure (2016). She also played Rena, Youngblood's girlfriend and the mother of his young son, Jesse, in the US national tour of Jitney including at Washington’s Arena Stage.
Maria Manuela Goyanes, Artistic Director of Woolly Mammoth Theater Company in Washington, DC, talks about their new productions in the virtual age. Woolly Mammoth is currently offering "Human Resources," a unique theatrical telephone experience.