Thanks to support from the National Trust's African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, American playwright Ifa Bayeza wrote a new one-act play titled “Bunk Johnson—Out of the Shadows: A Blues Poem.” First performed in November 2018 at The Shadows, a National Trust Historic Site, this play chronicles Johnson’s life in New Iberia and explores his place in music history.
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