Jitney” staged in Pittsburgh

“Jitney” Is staged by Allegheny Repertory Theatre in Pittsburgh: cast includes Sala Udin, Milt Thompson, Montae Russell, Ron Pitts and Curtis Porter, directed by Bob Johnson.

The National Playwrights Conference at O’Neill Theater Center in Connecticut accepts “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”; meets O’Neill chief Lloyd Richards who goes on to direct his first six plays on Broadway.