: Joining the Claflin theatre faculty in 2006, Cedric's theatrical productions have taken him, to stages from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to the world's largest theatre festival in Grahamstown, South Africa. Cedric Rembert was born and raised in the affable areas of west and south Alabama.
He has worked as a writer, director, choreographer, and even producer on a number of plays & performances for professional theatre and theatre done by youth from early childhood to late teens. One of his proudest moments was serving on the 1st Lady to the Governor of the state of Alabama's Council on the Arts. Another moment of note was when he was requested to create and perform a dramatic representation of the “Slave Narratives” an account of interviews from former slaves recorded in the early 1900s that was discovered written into a script. Upon Mr. Rembert’s performance (and that of his colleagues) it was developed into an HBO documentary that featured celebrities such as Danny Glover. Mr. Rembert was part of the first collegiate cast to be asked to perform at the National Black Theatre Festival a bi-annual festival that only featured professional actors up until that point. After his cast’s experimental performance, the festival continues this tradition at present festivals. As a graduate student, he was a member of the first all African American recruiting and graduating class in a division I predominate institution’s MFA program which is still the only feat of its kind in the country at any institution of higher learning of its type.
Cedric completed his undergraduate work at Alabama State University where he won top acting honors consecutively his final three years of the program. He received his MFA from the University of Louisville.
He has taught theatre on every level of the educational ladder. An accomplished acting coach, Mr. Rembert's true passion lies with performing. His acting credits include: Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Julius Caesar, Wit, Streamers, Tartuffe, Riff Raff, Master Harold and the Boys and Jesus Christ Superstar, & Merchant of Venice. A few of his directing credits are: Dreamgirls, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Seven Guitars, A Soldier's Play, Little Shop of Horrors, To Kill A Mockingbird, Don't Look Down, Bake-Off, Simi Finds Her Destiny, Classy Ass, Mr. Dynamite, Shakers (fight choreographer). In his quest to become a triple threat, Mr. Rembert has also written the plays FLAT HUNGRY, The Grizzly Shark Adventure, How the Tortoise Got Her Shell, & Miss Drum Lady.
Activities and Honors
Mr. Rembert has served as President and Vice-President (2 terms) of the South Carolina Speech & Theatre Association (SCSTA). He serves on the Nominating Committee for the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC). He is also a regional adjudicator for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).