"One of the interesting things for me as an artistic director of color," Kwei-Armah said, "is that we will get complaints from maybe 1 percent who will write, 'Why has Kwame Kwei-Armah got this black agenda on? Everything is black, black, black, black.' That always amuses me. I am doing exactly what Irene was doing in terms of African-American works. When Irene was doing it, it was philanthropy. When I am doing it, it's an agenda."