Hazel Joan Bryant
Hazel Joan Bryant (September 8, 1939 – November 7, 1983) was an African-American actress, opera singer, director, and playwright. She founded the Richard Allen Center for Culture and Art in 1969 and served as the executive director until 1983. Bryant died of a heart attack the same evening she spoke at the United Nations.
Education and trainingEdit
Bryant studied and performed music at the Peabody Preparatory School of Music, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg. Bryant received a degree in theater administration from the Columbia University School of the Arts.
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- Hazel Bryant- Playwright Dramatist
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