Dr. Robin Scott Peters is a graduate from UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television where he received his doctorate in Theory and Criticism in Theater. This collection of poetry is a first of three volumes of work to catalogue over three decades of creation. Robin writes in numerous genres. His stage play "The African Tragedian" captures the life of famed 19th Century African American Shakespearean actor Ira Frederick Aldridge. Robin's historical narrative "Multicultural Theater in Los Angeles During the Early 1990s" focus is on defining the thriving ethnic theater scene in Los Angeles that fed Hollywood many of its "stars." Robin was raised in Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Is there multicultural theater in Los Angeles? If so, who is involved? Can the identity and nature of diversity be codified? "Multicultural Theater in Los Angeles During the Early 1990s" examines Asian, Chicano/Hispanic and Black theater communities. This historical narrative defines the major professional theaters, the actors and writers and how funding affects professional Los Angeles Theater.
Ira Aldridge, America's earliest important Black actor, became one of the most celebrated Shakespearean actors of nineteenth century Europe. This dramatic montage traces the joyous moment that performance can bring and the hurtful reality of being Black during racial slavery.
Victims of childhood molestation struggle with intimacy in their adult relationships. This collection of 24 poems introduce you to a world of extremes, love and lust co-existing in the life of the injured being. The book opens with "Morning Kiss" a tender piece paying homage to a life long love. Beware, this sweet decoy is the Pandora's Box the author has unleashed upon the unsuspecting reader.