...Larry Nance, Terry Cullers, Mignon McPherson Nance, Shepsu Aakhu, Sharlet Webb, Carla Stillwell, Sean Neron, Tiffany Trent.(Photo by Rory Tanklsey)
, has been involved in the arts and communication industry for over 25 years, primarily as an actor, director and writer.For 18 years he was a member of Kuumba Theatre Company, serving as it's assistant director for seven years.
Highlights of his
experiences there include appearing in Kuumba's production of THE IMAGE MAKERS at the Black World Arts Festival (FESTAC) of 1977 in Nigeria, and AMEN CORNER which played Lincoln Center in New York.As an actor Terry has performed at many Chicago area theatres including, Raven, Stage Left, ETA, Organic and Black Ensemble.He
was a principal character in the local cable soap opera HYDE PARK and for the past 8 years, he
has portrayed Frederick Douglass at the Chicago Historical Society
.As a director he has accumulated many credits working with Chocolate Chips, Fleetwood-Jourdain, ETA, Pegasus, MPAACT and others.Kuumba's production of DREAM VARIATIONS, which he directed, was nominated for a Jeff citation and he was nominated for a Black Theatre Alliance Award for best director for MPAACT's production of AFROSYNTHESIS.
For several years Terry
wrote an arts column called "The Black Light" for the now defunct Chicago Courier.He was also a writer and co-host of "Peeping a Flick" a movie review show heard on WVON-Chicago.
Other writing endeavors include essays, poems, and an incompleted play or two (which he
plans to rectify in the next year or two).For over a decade, Terry has coordinated Playwright Speaks, a staged reading series, for ETA Creative Arts Foundation where he also teaches a course called "How to Audition for Radio-TV Commercials".He is a former Board member of the American Federation of Television and Radio artists and the League of Chicago Theatres.He has also served on the Board of the African American Arts Alliance.He currently serves on the Board of Chocolate Chips Theatre Company and Season of Concern, a major organizer of the Chicagoland theatre community's fundraising efforts in the fight against A.I.D.S.