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Do I Look Like Him?

Plenty of people conduct a lifelong search for their missing father. In this country, sometimes it seems like about half of us are wondering where that deadbeat went. So in that sense, playwright W. Allen Taylor is no exception. Both…
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Cabaret. John Kander and Fred Ebb's 1966 musical hit possesses the two main ingredients of a best-seller: sex and violence. Cabaret follows the adventures of Clifford Bradshaw, a young American writer who pitches up penniless in Weimar Berlin and quickly…
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Walkin' Talkin' Bill Hawkins

W. Allen Taylor teeters on the edge between therapy and art in his intriguing one-man show about his search for the father he never knew -- who turned out to be Bill Hawkins, the first black disc jockey in Cleveland.…
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Going Solo

In Walkin' Talkin' Bill Hawkins, W. Allen Taylor goes looking for Cleveland, Ohio's first black DJ, but Taylor's reasons for wanting to know about Hawkins extend beyond the man's cultural significance; Hawkins was also Taylor's father. In this one-man show,…
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