Lorna Littleway

I have taught African American theatre at Queens College, the University of Louisville and at Iowa State University in Ames. I am the recipient of two AUDELCO awards, Special Pioneer (2103) and Outstanding Ensemble Performance (2010) for “August Wilson’s Women”, which I adapted and directed. I am the co-Founder and Producing Director of Juneteenth Legacy Theatre (1999 – 2012). I have received summer residencies from the Paden Institute (2012-14) as well as other recognition of my work including: Tower Award for Women Leaders Arts & Communication, Presentation Academy,KY (2009); Star Award for Arts Excellence, Pleiades Women’s Theatre Company,KY(2005); Playwriting Fellowship, Kentucky Arts Council and Dramatists Guild; Sallie Bingham Award, Kentucky Foundation for Women (2002); Smith Playwriting Fellowship, Kentucky Arts Council (2000); Playwriting Grant, Kentucky Foundation for Women (1999);

Finalist, Theodore Ward Playwriting Contest/Columbia College (1996);Finalist, George Houston Bass Playwriting Festival/Brown University (1992); Finalist, Seattle Group Theatre’s 7th Annual MultiCultural Playwrights Festival (1991);

Best Play, “If You Love Me”, 1st Annual One-Act Festival, Performing Arts Center, Bath Me. (1990).


(Plays Produced)

2015, “DARASA: A Civil Rights Tribute in Song”,University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2011/12, “Billy, Lena and The Duke: a Night of Ellington Music!”, Nuyorican Poets Cafe (NYC)

2010/11, “Juneteenth Blues Cabaret”, National Black Theatre Festival (NC)

2007/08, “Bang! Bang! Bang! Again and Again”, Abron Arts Center/NYC

“Juneteenth Blues Cabaret”,Alhambra Theater and KY State Fair, Lafayette Bar & Grille and Hamilton Grange Senior Center/NYC

“DARASA: A Civil Rights Tribute in Song”, Hamilton Grange Senior Center/NYC

2006/07, “Juneteenth Cotton Club Revue”, Purdue University & Richard Allen Center for Culture & Art/NYC

“A Lil Chat With God”, Abron Arts Center/NYC

2005/06, “The Best of the Genius of Ray”, Juneteenth Legacy Theatre@Big Hopps/Louisville

“Motion and Location”, Midtown International Theatre Festival, NYC

2004/05, “The Lives of Young Black Folk,” New York International Fringe Festival (NYTimes review)

2003/04, “Young Sistas”, Vital Theatre, NYC

“Billy, Lena and The Duke: a Night of Ellington Music!”, Galaxy Bistro/Louisville

2001/02 “If You Love Me”, Rudyard Kipling/Louisville

2000/01, “A Collective Piss and the Devil’s Beating His Wife”,Rudyard Kipling/Louisville

“Kindler Genter Nation”, Kentucky Center for the Arts

“Motion and Location”, Luna Sea Performing Arts Center (San Francisco)

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