Cedric Turner most recent role was as Delbert Tibbs in The Exonerated where he created music for the poetry and played guitar throughout. He can be seen as the bluesman in the opening credits of the Dave Chappelle Show. He has performed in theatres in New York City and across the country. As playwright he has written numerous; participating in workshops at the Negro Ensemble Company, under playwrights Steve Carter and Leslie Lee; the Public Theatre, under Ed Bullins and Richard Wesly; and at the Frank Silvera Workshop. His play Clock Watcher's Rumor received a full production on the campus of U of L, and was a winner of the New Professional Theatre writers festival in New York. Mister Bluesman marked his third play at UoL, and received a grant for workshop from The Drama League of New York and was featured at the National Black Theatre Festival, under the New Directors/New Works program; with support from the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab. Hollow Bottom is his first novel which he just finished adapting into a stage play, while finishing up on Cracked From A Distance: a book of Facebook postings, poetry, rap, spoken word, and songs of wisdom. The title of this musical is from that and marks his second one-man show. It's also a split off from another newly finished ensemble musical piece called, For God Sake. He earned his B.A. in Theatre Arts at the University of Louisville.
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