VIDEO: André De Shields Performs From A HILL ON WHICH TO DROWN For UNCOMMON VOICES Series
Uncommon Voices, the new series from ALL ARTS, co-produced by En Garde Arts Artistic Director Anne Hamburger and four-time Emmy winning television producer Jesse Green, highlights new theatrical work by artists using their craft to explore the most important issues we are facing today, from climate change to immigration, homelessness to identity politics. Interviews with playwrights, directors and performers combined with excerpts of new theatrical work in its earliest stages of development, peels back the curtain on the birth of theatrical ideas.
In the latest episode, André De Shields takes on the role of Ikoode in Kevin R. Free's newest work, "A Hill on Which to Drown." Inspired by the legendary plays of August Wilson, Free shows audiences the Century Cycle through the eyes of Ikoode, a gay Black man in his 90s, looking back as a witness to the events in his near-century on earth.
Watch the video below!