Theater Talk: Lorna and Nick and Ethel and Tootsie

Jul 10, 2020

Ever optimistic actor activist Lorna C. Hill, who founded Ujima, the longest continuing running theater company in Buffalo, succumbed to cancer, while COVID-19 claimed Broadway star Nick Cordero. In other pandemic related news, Actor's Equity has schedule two shows in August in The Berkshires under very strict protocols, Spree magazine's July issue cover what's what, and Shea's has moved the touring (non-Equity, opening in Buffalo) production of TOOTSIE back? up? to December 1, 2020! Keep your season tickets!

Ever optimistic, Lorna C. Hill was an activist in Buffalo and founder of Ujima Co. which took its name from one of the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa, UJIMA - Collective Work and Responsibility.
Credit The Hill Family

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