Ann Kathryn Flagg: Known For Title-Role Performances in Sophocles’ Antigone & Aristophanes’ Lysistrata

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Playwright, teacher, and actress Ann Kathryn Flagg is best known for her title-role performances in Sophocles’ Antigone and Aristophanes’ Lysistrata.

Flagg was born in Charleston, West Virginia on April 29th, 1924 to Francis Flagg and Frances Thomas. After graduating from Garnet High School in 1941, she attended West Virginia State College. Graduating Magna Cum Laude from West Virginia State College in 1945 with a B.S. in teaching, Flagg soon found a job teaching high school drama. She also toured with the American Negro Repertory Players. Years later, she taught at Dunbar High School in Fairmont.

Flagg resigned from teaching to become director of the Children’s Theater at Karamu House in Cleveland, Ohio. It was in Cleveland, she won acclaim for her title-role performances in Sophocles’ Antigone and Aristophanes’ Lysistrata. n 1961, she relocated to Chicago to obtain a master’s degree at Northwestern University. While in Chicago, Flagg wrote Great Gettin’ Up Mornin’. The play won first place in the National Collegiate Playwriting Contest and was broadcast by CBS-TV.

In 1961, she relocated to Chicago to obtain a master’s degree at Northwestern University. While in Chicago, Flagg wrote Great Gettin’ Up Mornin’. The play won first place in the National Collegiate Playwriting Contest and was broadcast by CBS-TV.

During her later years, Flagg returned to teaching for the Evanston Consolidated School District and Southern Illinois University in 1962. Ann Flagg died at age 46 on October 27, 1970.

 

sources:

http://uncap.lib.uchicago.edu/view.php?eadid=inu-ead-nua-archon-465

http://wvpublic.org/post/actress-playwright-ann-kathryn-flagg-died-october-27-1970#stream/0

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