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 want to learn about Amiri Baraka and listen to two people yell at each other about the role of theater
Don't see it if You want to see something more than an overly didactic discussion between two angry men.