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Calvin Alexander Ramsey

Calvin Ramsey - In BetweenMoves, 2010, Digital color print, 16 x 12 inches, edition of 5

In Between Moves, 2010
Digital color print
16 x 12 inches, edition of 5

Born in Baltimore, Maryland
Lives and works in New York and Sarasota, Florida

  Studied at UCLA
Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop

  Seeing In Tempo: Photography, June Kelly Gallery, New York
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Island
St. John, U.S. Virgin Island

  Authored 12 plays and 2 children’s books
2013 Public radio show “Travel with Rick Steves” interview about the “Green
,”airing over 170 stations across the USA
2010 “Ruth and The Green Book,” the picture book inspiration for the Academy
  Award-winning film, “The Green Book.”

2007 Musical “Bricktop,” a cabaret-style look at the life of Ada “Bricktop”
  Smith, self-described performer and saloonkeeper who owned the
  nightclub Chez Bricktop in Paris from 1924 to 1961, Lorraine Hansberry
  Theater, San Francisco, CA
2006 Musical, “Bricktop” opened Southwest Arts Center, Atlanta, GA; had a
  nine-week run at Metro Stage, Washington, D.C.
“Canada Lee” chosen for a Play Lab at the Edward Albee Great Plains
  Theater Conference, Omaha, Nebraska
2005 “Canada Lee,” Ramsey’s exploration of complex career of African
  American actor and civil rights activist, read at National Black Theater
  Festival, Winston- Salem, NC
“The Green Book,” a two-act play about difficulties African Americans
  faced traveling during the Jim Crow era, World Premier, Atlanta, GA.
Read at Yale University and LaMaMa, Manhattan East Village
“Shermantown, Baseball, Apple Pie, and the Klan,” Stone Mountain, GA.
2004 Finalist, 12th Annual Last Frontier Theater Conference, Valdez, Alaska,
  critiqued by playwrights, actors, and directors, including Edward Albee,
  Tony Kushner, Lloyd Richards, Courtney Vance, and Patricia Neal

Jane Adams Award for “Ruth, The Green Book,” and “Belle, The Last Mule at Gees
Bank Street College Best Book
Star Review School Library Journal
Texas Blue Bonnet
Forward Magazine Best Book
ALA Notable Book
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice

Georgia Council for the Arts Theater Panel
Advisory Board of Emory University’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Collections
Woodruff Library, Atlanta, GA
National Arts Club, New York
Sons of the American Revolution, Louisville, KY
Former Bronx Museum of the Arts Trustee, NY


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Swaying in The Wind- 2017

Clouds On the Ground - 2017

Changing Directions - 2019

A Train a Coming - 2019

Swaying in The Wind- 2017

Circles On the Ground - 2020

A Tree Grows in Harlem - 2020


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