The following is from the Oct. 12, 2014, edition of Backstage Pass with Lia Chang. Will Power is an award-winning playwright and performer, and Artist-in-Residence in SMU's Meadows School of the Arts.
October 13, 2014
New York Theatre Workshop’s production of Will Power’s Fetch Clay, Make Man, which takes place during the days leading up to one of Cassius Clay’s most anticipated fights, where the heavyweight boxing champion forms an unlikely friendship with the controversial Hollywood star Stepin Fetchit, has been nominated for 11 AUDELCO Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre.
The production was nominated for Dramatic Production of the Year, Best Playwright (Will Power), Best Lead Actor (K. Todd Freeman), Best Lead Actor (Ray Fisher), Best Lead Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Director of a Dramatic Production (Des McAnuff), Best Supporting Actor (John Earl Jelks), Best Lighting Design (Howard Binkley), Best Set Design (Riccardo Hernandez), Best Costume Design (Paul Tazewell), and Best Sound Design (Darron L. West).
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