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James Hatch
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. in Theatre, University of Iowa.

Professor Hatch is Co-founder/Administrator of the Hatch-Billops Collection, Inc.,  and archive of African American Cultural Arts, a not-for-profit Research Library chartered under the New York State Board of Regents.  The Collection's major public program, "Artist and Influence," has published 25 volumes of minority artists lives.  Copies of the journal series can be found in the Mina Rees Library at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.  He is an author of several volumes of African American theatre history and is also a play and screen-writer whose work has won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance  and two Obie Awards. His Academic and Administrative Positions: Co-founder/Administrator of the Hatch-Billops Collection, Inc., and archive of African American Cultural Arts, a not-for-profit Research Library chartered under the New York State Board of Regents (1973-2007; Professor Emeritus, Ph.D. Program in Theatre, CUNY (1996-2007); Professor, English Department, City College of New York, CUNY (1965-1996); Recognition of Faculty of Distinction, CUNY (1992 & 1985); Directed theatre workshops for U.S. Information Agency in the Philippines and India (1985); Fulbright Fellowship, Taiwan, Republic of China (1982-1983); Teaching Fellow, University of Hamburg (1976 & 1980); Assistant Theatre Professor, Theatre Department, UCLA (1958-1962).  Awards and Honors in Theatre, Film, and Books:   Theatre Library Association George Freedley Award for best theatre history (2004); Bernard Hewett Award for A History of African American Theatre (2004); Skowegan Governor's Award in the Arts (2000); "Obie Award" for distinguished contribution to Off-Broadway (1997); Elected to College of Fellows in American Theatre (1995); Best Documentary, Filmmakers Consortium, The KKK Boutique Ain't Just Rednecks (1994); Bernard Hewett Award for best theatre biography, Sorrow Is the Only Faithful One (1994); Grand Jury Award, Sundance Film Festival for Finding Christa (1992); Best Documentary, Atlanta Film Festival, Finding Christa (1992); New Directors Series, Museum of Modern Art, film, Suzanne, Suzanne (1983); Writing Fellowship, MacDowell Colony, Peterboro, N,H. (1975); U.S. Department of State, Theatre Specialist in Asia (1868); Fulbright Lecturer, High Cinema Institute, Cairo, Egypt (1962 -1965); Writing Fellowship, Huntington Hartford, Pacific Palisades, California (1962); Fly Blackbird, Obie Award for Best Musical  Off-Broadway, with C. Jackson (1962); Easter Song, Best Verse Drama, Thomas Wood Stevens Award, Stanford U (1958); George Washington Honor Medal Award, writer editor, This is Worth Remembering, film documentary on President Hoover (1958).  PublicationsA History of African American Theatre (with Prof. Hill) Cambridge University Press (2003); Black Theatre USA (with Prof. Ted Shine), The Free Press, Scribners (1996); Plays by and about Women (with Prof. Victoria Sullivan), Random House (1973); 25 volumes of Artist and Influence, (with C. Billops), Hatch-Billops Collection (1981-2007).