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Our Community: April 9, 2024

In Focus: Cyrano's Theatre Company

Playwright/Performer Cooper Bates talks about the inspirations for, and the development of, his production of Black Out, the second of a five part autobiographical series of one-man plays weaving together a lifetime of narratives that take him from a small Kansas town where he was one of two Black students in his school, to Haiti, Paris, Dallas, Los Angeles, and beyond.

Cooper Bates

Hailing originally from the Puget Sound region of Washington State, Danny Preston has lived in Alaska for more than 40 years. His career in radio began in 1991, and since 2004 he has hosted KNBA’s Morning Line program. He is also the station’s music director.