Tim Reid's Greenwood Film Series poster


World Stage Theatre presents: Tim Reid’s Greenwood Film Series – with special guests Tim Reid and Clifton Taulbert – FREE Sat Jun 5

In partnership with the Tulsa Race Massacre Commission and Circle Cinema, World Stage Theatre Company is excited to host actor, director, producer, and comedian, Tim Reid.  He will bring two important stories of the African American experience to Tulsa for the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial: His documentary of Greenwood, “Legacy of a People: The Day They Bombed the Promised Land” and his feature film, “Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored” based on the book by Tulsan, Clifton Taulbert.  This special event will showcase the spoken word talents of ArtistJoe from California and also feature two short films, “Stone Mansion” by Jan Johnsen Goldberger and “Buffalo Soldiers: A Quest for Freedom” by the Isabelle Brothers.  Following the films by Tim Reid, there will be a talk-back with Tim Reid and Clifton Taulbert to explore the stories and the process of creating these compelling pieces with the audience.  This event is free and open to the public.

Tim Reid is an American actor and film director best known for his roles in prime-time American television programs, such as Venus Flytrap on WKRP in Cincinnati, Marcel “Downtown” Brown on Simon & Simon, Ray Campbell on Sister, Sister, Frank’s Place and William Barnett on That ’70s Show. Tim was also half of the interracial comedy duo, Tim and Tom in the late 1960s with comedy partner, Tom Dreesen.  In December 2020, Tim launched the new network streaming service, Legacy of a People which will feature documentaries, lifestyles and fashion, stories from the Motherland, comedy, animation, sports and more.  https://www.lgcytv.com/

Clifton Taulbert is a noted American author, entrepreneur and businessman. He is best known for his books Once Upon a Time When We were Colored and Eight Habits of the Heart. He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for The Last Train North in 1992 and has received awards including the 27th annual NAACP Image Award for Literature and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Nonfiction. Taulbert currently is the President and CEO of the Freemount Corporation (a human capital development company) serving clients nationally and internationally. http://www.cliftontaulbert.com/

Legacy of a People: The Day they Bombed the Promised Land is an examination of the race riots in Tulsa, Oklahoma that rocked the wealthiest Black community in America, known as “Black Wall Street” in the Greenwood section in the spring of 1921. This incident marks the first time bombs were dropped on America soil. The night’s carnage left some 3,000 Blacks dead and over 600 successful businesses lost and homes destroyed

Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored follows narrator, Cliff, as he tells the story of his childhood years in a tightly knit Afro-American community in the deep south under racial segregation.