Over the years I have known Douglas Turner Ward which goes back to 1977 when he produced my first play, I have been taping our conversations on a regular basis in order to preserve his opinions on various aspects of both the history of the Negro Ensemble Company and his perspectives on African American Theatre.
The Douglas Turner Ward Quarterly is an attempt to call attention to this important figure who deserves recognition for both his body of work and his achievements in situating Black Theatre into the corpus of contemporary American Theatre. As editors, we feel it our responsibility to record and publish this material so that others may share and engage with the ideas of Douglas Turner Ward.
Gus Edwards, Chief Editor
Travis Mills, Assistant Editor