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DEBATE: BALDWIN VS BUCKLEY Now Available For Free Streaming

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DEBATE: Baldwin vs Buckley is available to watch anytime via YouTube through November 15.

DEBATE: BALDWIN VS BUCKLEY Now Available For Free Streaming

the american vicarious in collaboration with BRIC present DEBATE: Baldwin vs Buckley, a staging of the historic clash between James Baldwin and William F Buckley Jr. featuring Teagle F. Bougere (Baldwin) and Eric T. Miller (Buckley).

If you missed the live streamed performances, one night's broadcast is now available to watch anytime for free via YouTube through November 15. View it HERE: https://youtu.be/Ytt3Ddnf1jc

"Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?" This was the topic on February 18, 1965 when an overflow crowd packed the Cambridge Union in Cambridge, England, to bear witness to a historic televised debate between James Baldwin, the leading literary voice of the civil rights movement, and William F. Buckley Jr., a fierce critic of the movement and America's most influential conservative intellectual.

The stage was set for an epic confrontation that pitted Baldwin's call for a moral revolution in race relations against Buckley's unabashed elitism and implicit commitment to white supremacy. Restaged for broadcast in the run-up to the 2020 Presidential election, DEBATE: Baldwin vs Buckley reveals the deep roots and lasting legacy of racial conflict that continues to haunt America.

On three consecutive nights, the american vicarious gathered to restage this historic debate in the run-up to the 2020 Presidential election. Now available via YouTube through November 3, this historic clash reveals the deep roots and lasting legacy of racial conflict that continues to haunt America.

Adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director, Christopher McElroen, the objective of the american vicarious in restaging this historic debate is not to inhabit such monumental figures as James Baldwin or William F. Buckley, their shoes are too large to fill. Rather, our objective is to simply place their words, which still resonate 55 years later, within the voice of contemporary artists.

DEBATE: Baldwin vs Buckley features Teagle F. Bougere (Broadway's The Tempest with Patrick Stewart, Raisin in the Sun with Phylicia Rashad and Ivo van Hove's The Crucible) Eric T. Miller (Mope at Ensemble Studio Theatre), Spencer Hamp (Equus at Pittsburgh Public Theater), Charlie O'Rourke (The Hope Hypothesis at The Sheen Center), Kevin Cristaldi (Message to Michael at Rattlestick) and Daniel Marconi (The Mountains Look Different with the Mint Theatre Company). The creative team includes Elivia Bovenzi (Costume Designer), Zach Weeks (Lighting Designer), Andy Evan Cohen (Sound Designer), Adam J Thompson (Video and Graphics Designer) and Jaymes Jorsling (Resident Artist).

DEBATE: Baldwin vs Buckley is available to watch anytime via YouTube through November 15. Running time is 60 minutes. More information at theamericanvicarious.org.


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