WRITTEN BY CELESTE BEDFORD WALKER
OPENING WEEKEND IS
In honor of the Opening Weekend for Camp Logan on April 28th & 29th and running though May 27th, the Robey Blog is featuring one character and actor every week as we count down to the opening weekend for Camp Logan. This "sound-off" will serve as a brief introduction, a kind of insight into the life of the soldier, written from the character's point of view by the actor embodying him in this production.
This week's Sound- Off is from Sgt McKinney:
Lee Stansberry (Sgt. McKinney) is a veteran stage actor of over 25 years performing in the U.S. and abroad. Some of his works include Walter Lee in A Raisin in the Sun, Peterson in A Soldiers Play, Ice in Short Eyes, Val in Split Second, all of which garnered him Best actor awards for the theatre. He portrayed Knobby Coles in Get Ready and Sterling in Two Trains Running, Nolan in Black Eagles, all in the Ensemble Theatre in Houston, Texas. Lee has performed in London, England at The Shaw Theatre and The Hackney Empire performing in the national touring company of The Diary of Blackmen as The Player. The play in 1987 won the NAACP Theatre Award for Best Play.
Lee just recently returned from Houston, where he played Doub in Jitney, and was last seen in Los Angeles as Philmore, in Jitney at the Lilliian Theatre, and at Theater Theater as Orville in Daddy’s Dying, Who’s Got the Will? Lee was also a cast member of 1995 Camp Logan cast when it won the NAACP Theatre Award playing the character of Gweenly Brown in that production.
Lee has a B.A. degree in theatre from Prairie View A&M University and is also a substitute teacher in the LAUSD.
Camp Logan is directed by Alex Morris and is a production collaboration with three production companies: Robey Theatre Company, Sparkling City Entertainment, and Juvee Productions.
Camp Logan runs April 28th - May 27th and will be held at the:
Los Angeles Theatre Center
514 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
General Admission: $30
Groups of 10 or more: $20 each