Black, Cheryl 1954-

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BLACK, Cheryl 1954-

PERSONAL: Born February 20, 1954, in Walterboro, SC; daughter of B. R. and Annalee (Wilson) Black; married Philip Dorr, October 19, 1977 (divorced, 1981); married L. R. Hults (an actor), December 19, 1987; children: (second marriage) Nathaniel. Ethnicity: "Irish-German-English-Native American." Education: Charleston State University, B.A., 1975; University of South Carolina, M.A., 1977; University of Maryland, Ph.D., 1998. Politics: Independent. Hobbies and other interests: Arts, literature, history, travel.

ADDRESSES: Home—2101 Woodlear, Columbia, MO 65201. Offıce—129 Fine Arts, University of Missouri—Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211; fax: 573-884-4034. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Actress and director in New York, NY, 1980-92, and in Dallas, TX; University of Maryland—College Park, visiting assistant professor, 1998-99; University of Missouri—Columbia, assistant professor, 1999—. Utopian Theater Asylum, Chicago, IL, member of board of directors.

MEMBER: Actors' Equity Association, Association for Theater in Higher Education, American Society for Theater Research, American Association of University Women, Mid-American Theater Conference.

AWARDS, HONORS: Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities, 2003.


The Women of Provincetown, 1915-1922, University of Alabama Press (Tuscaloosa, AL), 2002.

Contributor to books, including Staging a Cultural Paradigm: The Personal and the Political in American Drama, edited by Barbara Ozieblo and Marcia Noe, Peter Lang (New York, NY), 2002. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Journal of American Drama and Theater, Theater Survey, Theater Studies, Southern Theater, and Eugene O'Neill Review.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Race, Women, and the American Theater, 1915-1950, on women in the "Negro Little Theater" movement.



American Theater, July-August, 2002, Pam Cobrin, review of The Women of Provincetown, 1915-1922, p. 64.