On April 18, NationalSawdust+ presents an evening of music, spoken word, and conversation linked to the writings of James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates.
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On April 18, NationalSawdust+ presents an evening of music, spoken word, and conversation linked to the writings of James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates. The timely and provocative program features arias from Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s new opera Blue, which premieres this summer, as well as excerpt readings from the recent theatrical adaptation of Coates’s watershed book, Between the World and Me, produced by the Apollo Theater; the book, published in 2015, transformed the conversation about race in America. Tesori will be joined by Coates’s One World editor Chris Jackson; Kamilah Forbes, who developed and directed the adaptation; Richard Gray, a social justice advocate working with community residents and youth to fight for equity in public education; and NationalSawdust+’s Elena Park, who will moderate the conversation.
With Tesori at the piano, mezzo-soprano Briana Hunter will perform two excerpts from Blue, commissioned by the Glimmerglass Festival, where the opera will debut in July. Tesori and Thompson’s opera is inspired by contemporary events as well as the Coates book, lovingly written by a concerned father for his son, and Baldwin’s seminal The Fire Next Time (1963), in which Baldwin addressed his nephew. Blue brings audiences into the emotional epicenter of an African-American couple — a father and a mother — who lose their teenage son when he is killed by a police officer.
Lauren Whitehead will perform excerpts from the recent adaptation of Coates’s book; conceived by Forbes with dramaturgy by Whitehead, the work was co-commissioned by the Apollo Theater and the Kennedy Center.
Special thanks to the Glimmerglass Festival and the Apollo Theater.