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Nationality  United States
Education  Wilberforce University
Role  Playwright

Name  Douglas Ward
Period  1959–present
Plays  Happy Ending

Born  5 May 1930 (age 85) Burnside, Louisiana, USA (1930-05-05)
Occupation  Playwright, actor, director, theatrical producer
Debut works  Happy Ending and Day of Absence (1965)
Magnum opus  Happy Ending/Day of Absence
Movies  Man and Boy, Go Tell It on the Mountain
Books  Two plays, Brotherhood: Short One-act Play
Awards  Obie Award for Performance
Similar People  Robert Hooks, Charles Fuller, Joseph A Walker, Paul Carter Harrison, Samm‑Art Williams

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Douglas Turner Ward (born May 5, 1930) is an American playwright, actor, director and theatrical producer best known as a founder and artistic director of the Negro Ensemble Company (NEC).

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Personal life

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Turner was born in Burnside, Louisiana. His father was Roosevelt Ward and his mother was Dorothy Ward (née Short). Ward is married to Diana Powell Ward. They have a daughter, Elizabeth Ward.

Career

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As an actor, he made his Broadway debut in a small role in A Raisin in the Sun. However, his first significant artistic achievement would be as a playwright. Happy Ending/Day of Absence, a program of two one-act plays, premiered at the St. Mark's Playhouse in Manhattan on November 15, 1965, and ran for 504 performances. Ward received a Drama Desk Award for his playwrighting.

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In 1967, he was one of the founders of the Negro Ensemble Company and served for many years as its artistic director.

Awards and nominations

  • 1966 Drama Desk Award for Happy Ending and Day of Absence
  • 1968 Drama Desk Award (with Robert Hooks and Gerald S. Krone, Negro Ensemble Company)
  • 1969 Drama Desk Award (Outstanding Performance) for Ceremonies in Dark Old Men
  • 1969 Tony Award Special Award (with Robert Hooks and Gerald S. Krone, Negro Ensemble Company)
  • 1974 Tony Award, Best Play (with Robert Hooks and Gerald S. Krone, Negro Ensemble Company) for The River Niger
  • 1974 Tony Award nomination, Best Featured Actor in a Play for The River Niger
  • 1976 Tony Award nomination, Best Play (with Robert Hooks and Gerald S. Krone, Negro Ensemble Company) for The First Breeze of Summer
  • 1979 Drama Desk Award nomination, Outstanding New Play (with Robert Hooks and Gerald S. Krone, Negro Ensemble Company) for Nevis Mountain Dew
  • 1982 Drama Desk Award nomination, Outstanding New Play (with Robert Hooks and Gerald S. Krone, Negro Ensemble Company) for A Soldier's Play
  • 1982 Drama Desk Award nomination, Outstanding Director of a Play for A Soldier's Play
  • References

    Douglas Turner Ward Wikipedia


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