A couple months after the death of Quentin Easter, his longtime partner and co-founder of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Stanley Williams, has also passed away. It's another heavy blow to the San Francisco Bay Area theatre community, and I am particularly saddened because of my fond memories of Stanley. Whenever I was around him, we would spend most of our time making each other laugh. He was a leader who, very early in my career, was so impressed by my writing that he wondered out loud why bigger institutions hadn't snapped me up and taken me under their wing. He felt privileged to be working with me (read about my relationship to the LHT here)—but, honestly, the privilege was mine.
Read about Stanley Williams in the San Francisco Chronicle.