Spencer Howard is an educator, playwright, producer, and CEO/Artistic Director of LearningTree Productions with a mission to help teachers utilize theater as a teaching tool and provide meaningful, culturally relevant theater experiences for youth. A certified Talented Theater teacher with a Highly Effective rating. He facilitates professional development workshops to help teacher integrate arts into their curriculum. As an actor, he has appeared in numerous productions and was nominated Best Actor for his performance of the one-man show, Satchmo at the Waldorf. Spencer has written for several PBS children televisions programs and is the author of Theater in the Classroom and the critically acclaimed, Freedom Summer (a two act play about students and music of the civil rights movement), Freedom Summer Study Guide – A Chronology of the Civil Rights Movement-1954-1966 Twelve Years That Changed America. He has written numerous plays with his plays Dew Drop Inn and The Spirit of the Drum earning a playwrighting fellowship from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. While Artist-in-Residence with the River Road African American Museum, he became creator, writer and producer of the five-part docuseries, Africans on the Mississippi. Coming soon, a twenty-minute short film, Cuttin’ Cane, about the historical town of Donaldsonville, Louisiana.
LEARNINGTREE PRODUCTIONS LLC PRESENTS
IN ASSOCIATION WITH AFRICANS ON THE MISSISSIPPI LLC & RIVER ROAD AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
“AFRICANS ON THE MISSISSIPPI” A FILM BY CHRISTINE “CFREEDOM” BROWN
NARRATED BY CONSTANCE THOMPSON – PRODUCED BY SPENCER HOWARD
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS SPENCER HOWARD & DARRYL HAMBRICK
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY CFREEDOM EDITOR CHRISTINE BROWN
WRITER SPENCER HOWARD DIRECTED BY CHRISTINE BROWN
Africans on the Mississippi
A five-part docuseries about the African influence on life along the Mississippi River, exploring the unabridged, oral, spiritual, cultural and historical connections of water to African American life.