Documents Tagged ‘theater’

A Quiet Storm

Archive Entry Date: 05/08/2007

At her funeral service in the Carver Community Center, Whittaker's gift for nurturing talent was fondly recalled

Whittaker’s Expressive Arts

Archive Entry Date: 11/27/2002

“The artist part of me has always chosen a storytelling style,” explained Whittaker

If You Shoot For The Moon…

Archive Entry Date: 03/08/1981

An in-depth profile of the remarkable woman who first mentored Richard Pryor as an artist

National TV Debut For Peoria Entertainer

Archive Entry Date: 08/31/1964

Juliette Whittaker encouraged Pryor to “move into every and any stage he could find.”

Carver Variety Show Satire Provides ‘Touch’

Archive Entry Date: 12/06/1963

From the imagination of Juliette Whittaker, a Dixiecrat senator's tour of Hell

The Enchanted Cage

Archive Entry Date: 11/27/1962

Carver Center teens, including later Black Panther Mark Clark, rehearsed a scene from “The Enchanted Cage”

Billy Smiles

Archive Entry Date: 1961

A story of Juliette Whittaker's mentorship — and one of her paintings — grounded this Carver Center fundraising appeal

Swinging Into Action

Archive Entry Date: 11/08/1957

Presenting the Silicons - a doowop group featured in a Carver Center talent show that Pryor may have emceed

270 Sign Up For Carter Program

Archive Entry Date: 09/20/1957

The 1957 Center curriculum ranged from baton-twirling and canasta to scenery building and choir

She Lends Many Talents to Corn Stock

Archive Entry Date: 06/11/1957

A closer look at the Carver Center's resident playwright, director, stage manager, and set designer

Carver Center Steps Toward Expansion

Archive Entry Date: 08/21/56

Pryor's time onstage at Carver was the era of its greatest expansion

Children’s Theater of Carver Center

Archive Entry Date: 3/15/55

A review of “Rumpelstiltskin,” Richard's first stage appearance.

‘Hopalong Hamlet’ Will Ride At Carver

Archive Entry Date: 1950s

Shakespeare's classic re-imagined by Whittaker in an original Carver Center Youth Theater production

Blues in Cuba

Archive Entry Date: 04/27/1950

Juliette Whittaker's first original work for the Carver Center -- a lively musical set in the Cuba of 1950