Penn State Professor Charles Dumas to Receive 2022 National Black Theater Festival Living Legend Award | University Park Campus News

Penn State Professor Emeritus Charles Dumas has been chosen as the recipient of the Living Legend Award from the National Black Theater Festival (NBTF).

Dumas was chosen because of his “significant contributions to American theater and the entertainment industry,” according to the organization’s website.

A director, actor and writer, Dumas has starred in numerous plays such as Hamlet and Fences, according to the website, and has been in several acting companies.

Dumas was an AUDELCO nominee for several years, according to the website, and a former recipient of the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Playwriting Fellowship.

The Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP also picked him as Best Lead Actor for his portrayal of MUSA in BC Historia, according to the website.

The NBTF is a festival produced by the North Carolina Black Repertory Company, according to its website. The main purpose of this company is to expose “diverse audiences to black classics”, to develop and produce new works, to improve “artistic quality” and to support black theater internationally.

NBTF aims to strengthen the initiative of African American filmmakers and actors and improve the quality of their films, according to the website. It will take place from August 1 to 6.

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