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Black Theater (1982)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-10-24

Duration: 00:16:27

Subjects: Smith, Valerian E., 1926-1992 | Musical Theater | Baton Rouge Little Theater | Arts | African Americans


  • Sexton, Sharon Elizabeth Host
  • Kashka Interviewee
  • Smith, Valerian Interviewee


This segment from the October 24, 1982, episode of the series “Folks” features Sharon Elizabeth Sexton’s report on the black community’s lack of exposure to the theater in Louisiana. She highlights the success of the Baton Rouge Little Theater’s production of “Supper” by Baton Rouge composer Valerian Smith, which features an African American cast. Sexton interviews Kashka, an actor in “Supper,” and Valerian Smith.