Q & A with Joi Gresham, Director and Co-Trustee of the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust
Boston, MA – Huntington Theater Company in Boston’s South End is currently performing Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” a play that first debuted in 1959. When Hansberry passed away in 1965, she named her former husband as her literary executor, and that man later remarried Joi Gresham’s mother. After his death Joi took on the role as the executive director of the Lorraine Hansberry Properties Trust. She manages all publications and staging of Lorraine’s work, which includes involvement in the Huntington Theater Company’s current performances. As the trustee of these important works of literature, Joi continues to speak about Lorraine, her activism and her continued relevance, even in “post-racial” America.
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