Torrence, Ridgely

(1875-1950)
   Born in Xenia, Ohio, as Frederick Ridgely Torrence, he was educated at Miami University and Princeton University. He worked as a librarian and editor after graduating, but spent most of his career writing poetry, books, and occasional plays, including Grammy Maumee (1914), Simon the Cyrenian (1917), and The Rider of Dreams (1917), which made up Three Plays for a Negro Theatre (1917) produced at New York's Garden City and the first to feature an all African American cast on Broadway .

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