Staged in 2014, A Night of Amiri Baraka was conceived and produced by Chrysalis Staging of which I am artistic director.  The combination of poet, play, and community leader combined on stage seemed a fitting concept to tackle Baraka’s complicated legacy.

Lamont Dixon provided the evocative original poetry

The Dutchman was directed by the amazing Connie Norwood.

Turiya S.A. Raheem reflected on Baraka’s historical significance. To read her insightful personal essay click here.

 

 

Cast

Clay –  Matthew Shell

Lula –  Carla Gamarra

Conductor –  Stephan Jackson

Young Man –  Travis Love

 

 

Crew

Stage Manager –  Courtney Sherman

Assistant Stage Manager –  Chelsea Regan

 

Production

Director –  Connie Norwood

Set/Lighting Design –  David Stratoti

Costume Design –  Emily Albertson

Sound Design –  Justin D Mac

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For original program notes click here 

 

 

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