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Artistic Associates - Ma'at Assocation of Afrikan Centered Theatre
...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.
Mr. Rhythm and Blues Cast of Characters
Terry Cullers spent over 25 years working in advertising as Broadcast Director of Vince Cullers Advertising, directing radio commercials and coordinating television production as well as writing copy.He also became active on the theatrical scene as an actor and director, primarily at the Kuumba Theatre from 1970 to 1988.At various times he served as the business manager and public relations director for the Kuumba Theatre Company.Terry wrote and co-wrote a radio movie review show called, "Peeping a Flick:" which ran on Chicago radio stations for 2 years.
plays "Fredrick Douglass" at Chicago Historical Society
and teaches "How to Audition for Radio-TV Commercials" at the ETA Creative Arts Foundation
.He works with the Goodman Theatre's playwriting program for young people in cooperation with the Chicago Park District.Terry
remains involved in many creative endeavors in the arts involving children of all ages.He
has been a major participant in the development ofMr.Rhythm and Blues over the last 2 years. Terry Cullers | Director
...Terry CullersTerry CullersTerry Cullers has been a director, actor and announcer on the Chicago scene for over 20 years.For 7 years he was Asst. Dir. of Kuumba Theatre and a member of its Reparatory Co. for 18 years.He has served as Broadcast Dir. for Vince Cullers Advertising Inc. for 11 years, producing local & national radio commercials.
Directing credits include; Going Home (Pegasus Players YPF), The Piano Lesson (Fleetwood Jourdain) Shani-on-the-Hill (Choc. Chips) Ain't No Stopping Us Now
(Jericho Theatre Works), Winners & Losers
(ETA), and Tray and Deborah (A Reel Read).In 1997 terry received a nomination for best Director (BTAA) for Afrosynthesis (MPAACT).Mr. Cullers
has appeared on many Chicago stages: his
most recent being; This Far By Faith (ETA) and Within The Dream (MPAACT).Terry also co-ordinates the Playwright Speaks program for ETA, where he also teaches the course How To Audition for radio-TV Commercials.He is pleased to have recently become an artistic Associate with MPAACT.
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