VIDEO: Daveed Diggs Says WHITE NOISE is the Best Thing He's Ever Read
This morning, Daveed Diggs was a guest on the third hour of TODAY to talk about the new play he's starring in at The Public Theater, White Noise. When talking about the play, written by Suzan-Lori Park, Diggs says, "It's kind of the best thing I've ever read!"
Watch the interview below!
Following her critically-acclaimed trilogy Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks(Topdog/Underdog, In the Blood) returns with a world premiere play about race, friendship, and our rapidly unraveling social contract. Long-time friends and lovers Leo, Misha, Ralph, and Dawn are educated, progressive, cosmopolitan, and woke. But when a racially motivated incident with the cops leaves Leo shaken, he decides EXTREME MEASURES must be taken for self-preservation. The Public's Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis (Julius Caesar, Public Works' Twelfth Night), directs this fierce new drama about what happens when the unspoken and the unspeakable come head-to-head.
Diggs is best known for his unforgettable performance as Lafayette/Thomas Jeffersonin the smash hit Hamilton for which he won a Tony Award. Other credits include Word Becomes Flesh, In the Red and Brown Water, Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, The Tempest, Troilus and Cressida, and Mirrors in Every Corner.