Nina Simone, James Baldwin, and Rotimi Walk Into a Theatre
What do you get when you question, dance, sing, strut, shapeshift, and summon iconoclasts like Nina Simone and James Baldwin to decipher your role as an artist in these trying times? My latest solo show, MANIFESTO.
After premiering at last year's National Queer Arts Festival, MANIFESTO is back for a seven-show run at Brava Theater. We've sharpened the satire, risen to higher heights, and sunk to deliciously depraved lows. I hope you'll join this lyrical, musical, no-holds-barred quest as we follow James Baldwin’s instruction to "lay bare the questions that have been hidden by the answers.”
We've got Pay What You Can performances TONIGHT and on Monday, Feb 10!
Here's a little more info about the show. See you at the theatre!
MANIFESTO directed by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe Feb 6 - 15 Brava Studio 2781 24th st, San Francisco, CA 94110
MANIFESTO is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads. As the entertainment industry extends a welcoming hand to this previously excluded queer, black actor, he must decide whether to pursue the trappings of mainstream success or remain an outsider artist on the road less traveled.
On his journey, our protagonist is visited by artistic iconoclasts - James Baldwin, Nina Simone, Fela Kuti and others - who guide him towards the visionary ambition of a Manifesto.