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Levi Frazier, Jr.
Co-Founder, Blues City Cultural Center


Whether acting on a stage, writing a script, or directing a production, Levi Frazier Jr. has devoted the majority of his life to theatre. As co-founder and managing director of Blues City Cultural Center, his artistic career parallels the development and growth of theatre in Memphis. Having written over twenty-five plays, his work has been produced all over the country including New York, Chicago, Miami, Austin, and Hollywood. A Tribute to Richard Wright was produced by invitation at the Sorbonne in Paris for the African-Americans and Europe International Conference. Down on Beale Street had a run off-Broadway at the Richard Allen Center in New York. As an actor, he appeared in Walking Tall II, The Firm, The Chamber, Her Hidden Truth, The Mississippi and numerous national commercials and industrial training films.

Levi is recipient of the Germantown Arts Alliance Literary Award and the Southern Writers Project Fellowship from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. His work on Ira Aldridge, a 19th century African American actor, is archived at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University. In addition to his work in theatre, Levi is an associate professor at Southwest Tennessee Community College in the Communications, Graphic & Fine Arts Department.


Workshop: Don’t Count Me Out: I Belong Here

 

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