JOE PAPP IN FIVE ACTS

Directed by TRACIE HOLDER & KAREN THORSEN

DIRECTOR

TRACIE HOLDER & KAREN THORSEN

COUNTRY

USA

RUNNING TIME

83 mins

YEAR

2012

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

Scrappy New Yorker Joe Papp believed that great art was for everyone and was a community activist who brought theatre to where the people were and interracial casting to the stage. Papp’s achievements included creating Shakespeare in the park performances and playing a central role in bringing the counterculture play ‘Hair’ to Broadway. Papp was a tumultuous and sometimes controversial personality whose story is revealed in five acts filled with great archival footing and a wide range of interviews from people who knew and worked with him, including Meryl Streep, Martin Sheen and Ntozake Shange. Well produced and very engaging.

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