BROADWAY WORLD (NEW YORK CITY) -- From February 27 to March 15, Theater for the New City will present comedian/actor/broadcaster Donald E. Lacy Jr. updating his one-man show, “ColorStruck,” a bittersweet examination of how cultural assumptions drive American society.
Lacy is a writer, director, actor, comedian, radio talk show host and activist. In 2018 the Studio City Film Festival created the Donald E. Lacy Jr. Social Justice Award, to be awarded to filmmakers whose films address social issues. Last year, that festival honored Lacy for his lifetime of activism and working with youth for 22 years. In 2017 he was awarded the Legacy award from Theater Bay Area for his artistic and activist achievements. As a comedian, he was inducted into the Bay Area Blues Society Hall of Fame in 2013.
He earned bachelor’s degrees in theatre arts (with a film minor) and Black Studies from San Francisco State University.
His television and film acting credits include “Cherry" with James Franco, NBC’s “Trauma,” “Jack” directed by Francis Ford Coppola, “Blood In, Blood Out” directed by Taylor Hackford, “L.A. Heat,” ABC’s “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” and CBS’ “Wolf.” His recent stage credits include Wynton in “The Royale” at the Aurora Theater and Gabriel in August Wilson’s “Fences” at California Shakespeare Theater. From 1980 to 2018, he hosted a Saturday morning radio show on KPOO (89.5-FM), a black-owned community radio station in San Francisco.