Eugene Lee has spent greater than 50 years entertaining the lots. His physique of labor spans from Broadway to the Silver Display. For Lee, it is about way more than leisure, but in addition, an academic expertise for the viewers.
“”Individuals don’t change till they get new data. I to suppose that I form of shine a lightweight on our darkness in order that they will see. I don’t imply shining a lightweight in a unfavourable form of method. I imply shining a lightweight on our strengths, our belongings and our commonalities,” Lee stated.
Eugene Lee’s appearing credit embody the Broadway productions of “American Son,” “Two Trains Operating” and “Gem of the Ocean.” As a younger man, he did a command efficiency of “A Raisin within the Solar” for President Lyndon B. Johnson. He has carried out in over 200 tv films and sequence on ABC, NBC, CBS and most not too long ago in Showtime’s “Homeland.” His tv writing credit embody episodes of hit reveals on NBC, CBS, and Nickelodeon.
He has additionally appeared on phases throughout the nation and the globe whereas working with different professionals corresponding to Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman and Kerry Washington to call just a few.
Eugene Lee’s written characters come to life by his performs, which have been produced on phases in areas corresponding to Los Angeles, New York, The Royal Court docket Theatre in London and the Jubilee Theatre in Fort Value. Lee can be an Artist in Residence and an Creative Director of the Black and Latino Playwrights Convention at Texas State College, the place he additionally has the glory of being a chosen Distinguished Alumnus.
Lee was honored in October 2020 by the Fort Value Tarrant County NAACP at their annual Freedom Fund Celebration for his continued work within the arts.
“I stated a very long time in the past that I’m going to do that for the remainder of my life. I made that dedication to inform the reality and to do it with readability,” Lee stated. “The identical factor Cicely Tyson stated simply earlier than she died when she was requested what she wished folks to recollect her for. I need folks to say that I did one of the best that I might.”
Lee nonetheless serves as Artist in Residence within the Theater Division at Texas State College.