Phylicia Rashad is currently directing a production of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, CA. Rashad is quite familiar with the play, which centers on the Younger family in post World War II Harlem: she won a Tony Award for playing “Lena Younger” and reprised the role for a 2008 Movie of the Week version of the play. She discusses the role in detail in her 2007 Archive interview, where you can sense both how much Rashad has reflected on the play’s characters, and how invested she would be as a director:
The Rashad-directed production ends this Sunday, February 19th. For more information and to purchase tickets for the the final weekend of “A Raisin in the Sun” click here.
To watch Rashad’s full two-hour Archive Interview, click here.