Genetics Are Powerful

GENETICS ARE POWERFUL
My biological father & family; The Eure’s are a family of creators and artists.
Fun fact: my mother met my father when he had his own theater company as actor, writer, and director. And then tadow— I showed up. *giggles*

 

Harry Eure, along with his brother Darryl, started the Afro Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1969. Darryl was a student at Central High School. As a college junior, Harry wanted to give African American artists a chance to showcase their work. Harry and others wanted to get rid of stereotypes by telling stories about human tragedies that transcended racial boundaries.  Some of the plays they performed were “Ceremonies in Dark Old Men”, “Rose Red” (instead of “Snow White”), and “A Raisin in the Sun.”

According to my mother, I’ve been writing and telling stories since I was 2 years old. She doesn’t recall their content, just that I was adamant to be heard by whomever would listen.
Still accurate…

 

(Thank you, Uncle Darryl for posting the older photos so that I could see deeper into my family tree.)

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Afro-Academy of Dramatic Arts, Inc was The Eure’s company. My mother saved this program for me.
Front page of program
Front page of program
Harry Eure AKA Dad.
Harry Eure AKA Dad.
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A clipping from the Omaha World Herald many years before I was born.
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My father Harry Eure as young Travis in ‘Raisin in the Sun’.
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My uncle and father performing.

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