Animation in a healthy manner
William Electric Black (aka Ian Ellis James), who has hitherto been known mostly for his use of edgy pop styles in theater. Nevertheless, if you examine his resume, his "activist" playwright's soul is clear. His last TNC production was "Betty and the Belrays" (2007), a musical in which three white female singers challenged a racially divided society by singing for a black record label. He recently received funding from The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for an animated series he created to promote exercise and good nutrition for young children, "Fighters For Fitness/Fitness Fighters." He is now writing and directing two animated videos on stroke prevention with Harlem Hospital and The National Stroke Association, featuring Doug E. Fresh. Black is also an adjunct professor at NYU's Tisch School, where among other things, he teaches techniques performance of plays based on literary works.
Stroke Ain't No Joke