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Kashif Jerome Powell

Kashif Jerome Powell is a PhD student in Performance Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he specializes in U.S. Black Theatre history, theory, and praxis. Kashif also works as a playwright and actor, writing and touring original one-person performances, as well as appearing in theatrical productions in Durham, NC and surrounding areas. Kashif can be reached at [email protected].

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“Pigmeat” and Company

“Pigmeat” and Company

A Legacy of Black Performance in Durham, NC

20 July 2012

Kashif Jerome Powell on the legacy of Dewy “Pigmeat” Markham on the Black Performance work in the Durham, North Carolina theater scene, its influcence on the work of local theatermaker Mike Wiely, and the continuation of said conversation in the current Black performace scene in Durham.