Three interesting facts about African American theater colossus, George C. Wolfe

Stephen Nartey March 09, 2023

His determination to succeed in the theatrical arts was sparked by an unpleasant experience at a very young age

At the age of seven, he was eager to watch the animated Disney film, 101 Dalmatians, but was turned away from the Frankfort Capital Theater because of his skin color. He became aware of the racial climate the black community had to tackle in Kentucky, and despite his very young age, his parents Costello and Ana Lindsey thought it best to emphasize the woes of the persisting social realities to him.

His father was with the Kentucky Department of Corrections while his mother taught at an all-black academy, where she rose to become the principal. This disappointing experience at the theater stimulated George’s determination to venture into the arts industry to create content for the African American community and spur a generation of black content creators.

Last Edited by:Annie-Flora Mills Updated: March 9, 2023


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