Theatrical Work


Parallel Lives

"Parallel Lives: Growing Up Black and Jewish in the PRESS/EVENTS in the 1950's"

"The Roots of Parallel Lives"


Delta Rising!

Parallel Lives


A live presentation by Gene Dattel and Delta-born African American Clifton Talbert about Dattel's growing up Jewish and Taulbert's growing up black in the 1950's. Taulbert was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and won the N.A.A.C.P image award. He is also the author of the acclaimed Once upon a Time When We Were Colored. Parallel Lives toured the country from 1996 to 2004 with appearances at a variety of venues ranging from The Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Yale University to the Southern Jewish Historical Society and American Jewish Historical Society and Harlem schools.


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