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Eddie Bradley Jr. Continues Legacy of Theatrical Excellence

April 2016

Eddie Bradley Stars in Beyond a Reasonable DoubtBesides conducting academic courses about the literature and theory of theater, Dr. Eddie Bradley Jr., associate professor of theater and the chair of the Department of Drama and Dance at Spelman College, keeps his craft alive by honing his skills outside of the classroom as an active theater professional. Artistically, he has numerous acting and directorial roles on his list of achievements, and he is currently appearing in the world premiere of "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project," by Atlanta playwright Lee Nowell on stage now at Synchronicity Theatre until May 1.  

Dr. Bradley has worked extensively as an actor/guest artist at the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, the Maryland Shakespeare Festival, New Jomandi Theatre, The North Carolina Theatre for Young People, Chicago Dramatists, Horizon Theatre Company, 7 Stages, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company and Synchronicity Theatre.  Photo Credit: BreeAnne Clowdus

Celebrated for Directorial Innovation

His directing credits include "Fences," "Two Trains Running," "Checkmates," "In The Blood," "Tartuffe," "Blues for an Alabama Sky," "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress." He has written several plays, including "Ray & Sons," a finalist in the Theodore Ward Prize for Playwriting and "An Evening with Ira Aldridge," which was presented in London.  His adaptation of Langston Hughes’ "Black Nativity" is widely regarded as one of the best to date.

In addition, he has written and directed special projects for Walt Disney Entertainment, including tributes to Eartha Kitt, Diahann Carroll, Chita Rivera and Louis Gossett Jr.  Most recently, he was a segment director/writer for the Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery’s 88th & 90th Birthday Celebration, featuring Aretha Franklin, Savion Glover and other notables.

Dr. Bradley was a segment writer/director for MLK: A Monumental Life, produced at Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. during the week of events leading to the unveiling of the King Memorial on the Washington Mall. He graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina A&T State University, where he received a bachelor of fine art in acting/directing. He received his doctorate in playwriting from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

All About Beyond A Reasonable Doubt

Eddie Bradley Jr. Appears in Beyond a Resonable Doubt

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project, enters around the real life case of Troy Davis, a young African-American man who was sentenced in 1991 and subsequently executed, 20 years later, for the shooting death of a white police officer in Savannah.

Spelman Night at Synchronicity Theatre

At Dr. Bradley's request, Synchronicity Theatre will host a special Spelman Night on Monday, April 25 at 8 p.m.  On that date, tickets, available at the door, will be only $10. The play will run until May 1. Get Directions.

Alumna Danielle Deadwyler, C'2004, Shares the Stage with Bradley

Danielle DeadwylerDanielle Deadwyler, C'2004, describes herself as "a congregation of artistic personas and firebrand talent."  Her sophisticated spunk and ingenuity is reflected on stages, screens, and pages. The Atlanta native's artistry is rooted in theater, dance, and creative writing. Nurtured at hometown staples such as Gate City Heritage House, Total Dance Theatre, Gary Harrison Studios, Atlanta Street Theatre, Henry W. Grady High and Spelman College, Deadwyler’s skills have been honed almost wholly amongst a distinctly Southern landscape. Read about Deadwyler's Fascinating Career Journey.

Synchronicity Blog

See photos of Bradley and Deadwyler in action and read what it's like to be behind the scenes of "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt."

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