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Arnett Cobb

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Alley Resident Acting Company Member
Shawn Hamilton's
Arnett Cobb Project

Via a grant from the Fox Foundation, Alley Resident Acting Company member Shawn Hamilton is writing his first play. His subject is Arnett Cobb, the internationally acclaimed “wild man of the tenor sax,” a jazz musician who grew up in Houston and lived in the city for much of his career.

Join us for an excerpt from this work in progress. The excerpt will be followed by a discussion of Arnett Cobb and his legacy with Shawn Hamilton; Cobb’s daughter, Lizette Cobb; and Tierney Malone of the Jazz Church of Houston and Houston Jazz Spotlight on KPFT. Audience Q & A to follow.

More on Arnett Cobb

"Smooth Sailing"
"Down by the Riverside" and Short Interview
Texas State Historial Association Arnett Cobb Bio
100th Birthday Celebration - Houston Chronicle

Meet the Creative Team

Shawn Hamilton, Playwright/Lead Actor
Brandon Weinbrenner, Director
Elizabeth Frankel, Director of New Work
Jessica Ellison, Research Dramaturg
Rachel Dooley-Harris, Stage Manager

Meet the Cast

Shawn Hamilton - Arnett Cobb
Michelle Elaine - Elizabeth Cobb and others
Dylan Godwin - Billie Shaw and others
 David Rainey - Studio Voice and others
Todd Waite - Ralph Cooper and others

Shawn Hamilton and Alley Theatre are participants in the
Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships,
funded by the William & Eva Fox Foundation
and administered by Theatre Communications Group.


2020-21 Alley All New Sponsors

Meredith* and Cornelia Long

Associate Producers
Rutger Beelaerts
Sally J. Langston
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

*In Remembrance