At age 100, Karamu looks to preserve its legacy and build new audiences
The story of a legendary Northeast Ohio theatrical institution debuts tomorrow night here on WVIZ/PBS.
The ideastream documentary, "Karamu,100 years in the house" explores the glories and the struggles of the country's oldest African-American performing arts theater. In the midst of celebrating its centennial last year, some severe financial challenges forced Karamu to lay-off over half its staff. That's just one of many tests president and ceo Tony Sias faced during his first year on the job. Ideastream's senior arts reporter David C. Barnett recently spoke with Sias about his mission to preserve Karamu's legacy. And, lead it into the future.