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.
Clay – Matthew Shell
Lula – Carla Gamarra
Conductor – Stephan Jackson
Young Man – Travis Love
Stage Manager – Courtney Sherman
Assistant Stage Manager – Chelsea Regan
Director – Connie Norwood
Set/Lighting Design – David Stratoti
Costume Design – Emily Albertson
Sound Design – Justin D Mac
For original program notes click here