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May 10, 2016

I opened the world premiere of runboyrun with this stunningly talented cast at Magic Theatre last Wednesday. I LOVE these artists and have cherished birthing this breathtaking play with them.

 

Mfoniso Udofia continues to spin poetic and dramatic magi...

April 22, 2016

When I first decided to become a professional actor my father asked me, "Do you think these Americans are going to put you in their plays and movies?" Well, I'm glad some of "these Americans" have answered that question by putting me in some of their plays but I felt a...

February 23, 2016

I'm teaching a workshop on stage presence and showmanship at the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco this coming Sunday, February 28 from 10am to 1pm.

We'll learn how to work a room with our bodies by applying lessons from commedia del...

February 22, 2016

My new show, HAIR, opened this past Saturday and what a magnificent night it was! The Victoria Theatre buzzed with the electricity of an excited audience encountering a "tribe" of performers and crew who have gelled together beautifully to breathe new life into this gr...

February 21, 2016

In celebration of Black History Month I'll be at two branches of the San Francisco Public Library this week telling an original West African tale for children (and the young at heart) peppered with Nigerian folk songs, American spirituals, blues classics, and civil rig...

November 28, 2015

I hope this post finds you in good spirits and that my American friends enjoyed their Thanksgiving Day celebrations. My day was spent prepping the first turkey my partner, Shane, and I have ever cooked together, visiting friends in the afternoon, and hosting dinner for...

November 7, 2015

It finally feels like fall in San Francisco after what has felt like a year of unending summer.  I personally love the heat and would be fine with our newly tropical climate if it didn't come with nagging fears about the California drought. Thankfully, this fall coolne...

June 10, 2015

I hope this email finds you basking in summer's warm glow. My heart is aflutter here in sunny San Francisco because my latest show, Choir Boy, opens tonight at Marin Theatre Company!

 

Choir Boy is a new play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, a queer, black genius who writes wit...

March 27, 2015

I hope the arrival of spring is giving you fresh vigor and renewed passion. On this beautifully, incredibly warm San Francisco day I look back with gratitude on what has been a very busy year.

 

A few weeks ago I ended my run as "Another Black Man" and choreographer in J...

February 6, 2015

This year has been off to an exciting start! Last Friday I had the honor of playing one of my greatest heroes in a piece called "A Posthumous Interview with James Baldwin." In a lovely Castro home I channelled Mr. Baldwin before an audience of 50 people invited to part...

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