Steven M. Allen



We are a newly founded non-profit organization, established in the District of Columbia. Our mission is to preserve the rich history and legacy of Paul Laurence Dunbar through the performing arts.  Your generous support would be of great value to the furtherance of this endeavor. Consider making your contribution today!

Performances / Reviews / Media 

The Poet in Chicago

Under the musical direction of Leslie Dunner and artist director, Amy Hutchinson, The South Shore Opera Company of Chicago premiered the fully orchestrated version of The Poet, October 29, 2017. 

South Shore Opera brings stunning work about Paul Laurence Dunbar to Chicago

Classical Music Critic


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Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadows

Morgan State University Opera, under the direction of Marquita Lister will perform scenes from the full work, April 10-14,2018.