In Search of my Father at Abrons Arts Center
Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre present In Search Of My Fatherï¿½Walkin' Talkin' Bill Hawkins, written and performed by W. Allen Taylor, directed by Ellen Sebastian Chang, opening at Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center on 11 Jun 2008, following previews from 5 Jun and running through to 29 Jun 2008.
In Search Of My Fatherï¿½Walkin' Talkin' Bill Hawkins: The one-man show explores W. Allen Taylor's adventurous search for information about the father he never knew, Bill Hawkins, Cleveland's first Black radio DJ who was not married to Taylor's mother and whose identity was kept from Taylor throughout his childhood. During his time on the air, Bill Hawkins was one of Cleveland's highest rated DJs for stations such as WHK, WJW, WDOK, and WSRS.
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