New Federal Theatre and Castillo Theatre presents this world premiere, which explores the legacy of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, the celebrated Black dramatist. More…
What is Black theater? How is it defined and by whom? What is the relationship between the Black dramatist, their creation and the Black community at large? "Looking for Leroy" by Larry Muhammad explores these questions through the legacy of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka. This two-character play imagines five encounters between Baraka, a literary lion now in his 60s, and an intern in his 20s who idolizes him, challenges him, and aims to be like him.
See it if you're interested in life/work of Amiri Baraka, the black poet/playwright. Intelligent debate bet AB & intern, but devolves into shouting.
Don't see it if you get tired of talk on same subj. Or want literary heroes to be role models (he wasn't). Some antisemitism.Some powerful poems. Uses music
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