NEWS: Career histories of two more LAICCC
alumni can now be viewed on the Performing
Arts Legacy Project website - More Info

EVENTS: Hattie Winston, Emily Yancy star in
"Having Our Say" play reading Sat., April 13 at
The Kirk Douglas Theatre -​ More Info

Fay Hauser-Price

Admission is $25.00 and seating is limited. Parking is free with validation. Tickets are now on sale at EventBrite. We encourage you to book early because our two most recent events, the November 4 Fall Celebration and last April's presentation of August Wilson's "How I Learned What I Learned" starring Rocky Carroll, sold out in advance.

“Having Our Say" is a guest production at The Kirk Douglas Theatre, which will be hosting a Los Angeles Inner City Cultural Center production for the first time. Presented in association with the African Grove Institute for the Arts (AGIA) and UCLA's Beloved Community Initiative (BCI), the April 13 event will launch LAICCC's annual Beloved Community Awareness Week collaboration with BCI on the UCLA campus and at other locations.​

About "Having Our Say"

Sadie and Bessie Delany co-authored their first book in 1993, when they were 103 and 101, respectively. "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years," written with Amy Hill Hearth, projected the story of the Delany sisters upon the screen of national awareness.

Their book was then adapted for the stage and directed by Emily Mann, artistic director of the McCarter Theater at Princeton University, and ran on Broadway for nine months in 1995 with Gloria Foster and Mary Alice in the starring roles. A CBS telefilm, also written by Emily Mann and starring Ruby Dee and Diahann Carroll, then followed and won both Peabody and Christopher Awards. The stage version of “Having Our Say” was premiered in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum in 1997.​

Emily Yancy

Hattie Winston

About the artists

Hattie Winston (Bessie Delany), acclaimed actor, singer, Broadway and television veteran, was a founding actor of the famed Negro Ensemble Company. On Broadway she has appeared in shows such as Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Tap Dance Kid and The Me Nobody Knows. Off-Broadway she has earned Obie, Audelco and Dramalogue Awards for shows such as Ntosake Shange's A Photograph: Lovers in Motion and Kevin Arkadie's Up the Mountain. She spent six seasons starring with Ted Danson on Becker, for which she received an NAACP nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She also appeared for two seasons with Michael Learned on Nurse, three seasons with Cedric the Entertainer on The Soul Man (currently in syndication on BET) and four seasons with Morgan Freeman and Rita Moreno on The Electric Company. Ms. Winston is the proud playwright of Nativity: A Life Story, and The Slave Narratives: A Mighty, Mighty People, and as a member of The Longwood Writers Workshop, she eagerly awaits the publication of their anthology A Gathering of Voices in the summer of 2024.

Emily Yancy (Sadie Delany) is a veteran performer of stage, screen, and television, starring in such Broadway productions as Hello Dolly; Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope; Man of La Mancha; and Leonard Bernstein's 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Her many regional stage productions have included several previous performances of Having Our Say, playing the role of the younger sister, Bessie. Ms. Yancy recently appeared as the mother of journalist Isabel Wilkerson in Origin, a biographical/dramatic film written and directed by Ava DuVernay. Other films include the comedy-drama Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon; Cotton Comes to Harlem, and Blacula. She has guest starred in more than 30 television shows including How To Get Away With Murder,Criminal Minds and the HBO miniseries, Sharp Objects. Emily is so pleased and honored to be creating "Having Our Say" with Hattie Winston and director Fay Hauser-Price, with whom she happily shares a long history!

Fay Hauser-Price (director) has written and directed several productions for The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival (LAWTF) and directed its highly successful 30th anniversary GALA. As a film director, Fay wrote and produced the short films Where There’s Smoke... and 5150. Fay won two prestigious Telly Awards for directing the documentary Turning Barton Elementary. She was a Producer/Writer/Director on over 25 reality/documentary TV shows including the 26-episode international jazz show Red, Hot and Cool starring Nancy Wilson. Fay produced the 26-episode cable show Living With Soul for TV One, which was nominated for a Vision Award. She is producing the action-adventure feature film Surfmen and the documentary Bethania and the Extraordinary Ordinary. As an actor, Fay is currently seen in Bed and Breakfast, streaming on She was in 4 episodes of Roots II as “Carrie Barden” and spent 5 years on The Young and The Restless as “Selena Wiley,” winning an Outstanding Cast Emmy.

Hattie Winston, Emily Yancy to star in "Having Our Say" dramatic play
reading, directed by Fay Hauser-Price, Saturday, April 13, in LAICCC's
first presentation at The Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City

Three distinguished, multi-talented artists with extensive credits in theatre, music, film, television and the literary world -- Hattie Winston, Emily Yancy and Fay Hauser-Price -- will come together on Saturday, April 13, at 3:30pm to present a one-time-only dramatic play reading of Emily Mann's play "Having Our Say" at The​ Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Boulevard in Culver City.