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The World Is My Home - The Life Of Paul Robeson
Acclaimed One Man Broadway Show written and performed by Stogie Kenyatta. Featuring a Special Guest Appearance by Bay Area Performer of the Year, Dee Dee Simon.
By: Black Repertory Group, Inc.
"This is the number 1 touring One Man Show in the United States, the Caribbean & Central America. This is the most requested Multi-Cultural Educational Show on the American & Caribbean Educational Circuit and the favorite on the topics of Diversity, Compassion, African Pride, Social Justice & the music of the Harlem Renaissance."
Featuring music from Ellington, Coltrane, Armstrong, Waller, Belafonte and Robeson himself; Stogie Kenyatta valiantly commands the stage with a boundless tribute to Robeson's legacy.
"This entertaining, laugh out loud, music-filled show with audience participation, covering his friendships with Albert Einstein, DuBois, Langston Hughes, Cab Calloway, Jomo Kenyatta, Kwane Nkrumah & many others who contributed to the cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance."
"The goal of the play is to awaken, enlighten & uplift a new generation of citizens & students so that the lost brilliance of Robeson doesn't remain lost. To let all people know; that the best of Paul Robeson lives in all of us & with it power to change the world." <stogiekenyatta.com/
"Stogie Kenyatta brings a unique interpretation to the stage, where he majestically captures the essence of Robeson. Portraying 14 characters he chronologically takes us thru the life of History's 1st Black Renaissance man & one of America's most complex & brilliant citizens." <stogiekenyatta.com/
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Who is Stogie Kenyatta?
Jamaican born and Brooklyn bred; Stogie Kenyatta was classically trained at the Afro Am. Studio in Harlem, Henry St. Settlement & Al Fann Theatrical Ensemble. A finalist in the N.Y. State Theatre competition with artistic director, John Houseman; he also studied Screenwriting & Political Science at the University of California & later; privately with Ivan Markota at the Van Mar Academy for Television & Film Acting.
In the coming years he amassed over 30 television credits from Sit–coms, Film to Soap Operas.
A character actor with leading man looks he has authentic Jamaica, British and African dialects; and has played many Jamaicans & Africans on film.
In 1994 he took to the stage as a Stand up Comedian & in a few short years, he was performing at comedy clubs around the country. He Co- headlined a USO Comedy Tour in Tokyo, Japan and Okinawa. He has appeared on the Gulf of Mexico, the South of France, London and Comedy Clubs around the Country .
As a screenwriter Stogie has written several screenplay's some of which were optioned. He is also the Writer/Artist of the acclaimed One Man Show on the life of Paul Robeson. "The World is my Home – The Life of Paul Robeson".
For interviews or booking please contact Nicolas Anderson of Kingston Rose Management at kingrosemgmt@
Dee Dee Simon Bio
The Bay Area's "Queen of Oakland; started to sing at the age of 4. Nurtured in the Baptist church, she honed her vocal skills finding her own voice. The Black Music Awards' Entertainer of the Year. Ms. Simon has opened up for the KBLX Stone Soul Concerts and won Steve Harvey's National Singing Contest. For interviews, bookings and to find out more about Ms. Simon, please visit www.deedeesimonworld.com.
About Black Repertory Group, Inc.
Established in 1964 the Black Repertory Group, Inc. - BRG, located in Berkeley, CA is a Cultural Arts Center that houses the Birel L. Vaughn Theater.
For over 50 years as "Keepers Of The Culture" the BRG continues to take pride in presenting quality entertainment. As the longest running BRG in the nation; the BRG stage has been the home for scores of talent that have arisen to fame including: Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Mooney, Danny Glover, David Talbert, Art Evans, Terri Vaughn, Kelita Smith and so many more...
To find out more about the history of the BRG and the variety of Programs & Services offered to the community please visit http://www.blackrepertorygroup.com
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