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Detroit Red

Detroit Red

Before he was Malcolm X, he was Detroit Red.

FEB 1 - 16, 2020

Will Power is a renowned, performer, playwright, lyricist and educator. Power is an innovator and dramatic explorer of new theatrical forms. He has received multiple artist awards (Doris Duke, Mellon, USA, Lortel, others). His play Fetch Clay, Make Man has been produced in numerous theaters (McCarter, NYTW, Round House). Power has toured as a performance artist to hundreds of venues including the Walker Arts Center, Painted Bride, Sydney Festival, Battersea Arts Centre (U.K.), UCLA Live.

Lee Sunday Evans is an Obie Award winning Director + Choreographer. Her recent credits: Dance Nation by Clare Barron (Playwrights Horizons), Intractable Woman by Stefano Massini and Caught by Christopher Chen (The Play Company), and HOME by Geoff Sobelle (BAM Next Wave Festival). Her work has toured to the Edinburgh International Festival, New Zealand International Festival, & Sydney Festival.

Eric Berryman is an NYC-based actor. In collaboration with The Wooster Group he conceived and stars in The B-Side: Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons, A Record Album Interpretation (St. Ann’s Warehouse). He has toured shows to Humana, Minneapolis, Baltimore, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Hartford CT, Abu Dhabi, Taipei, and Gwangju South Korea.

Brontë England-Nelson (Performer). Broadway: Three Tall Women (u/s, The Golden Theatre). New York: Acolyte (59E59), and work- shops of Rocket Park (The Public), Soldiergirls (Rattlestick) and Martyrs (La MaMa). Regional: Cadillac Crew (Yale Rep); Kleptocracy (Arena Stage); Three Musketeers and Henry IV, Part I (Santa Cruz Shakespeare); and As You Like It (Hudson Shakespeare Co.). Television: “Blindspot.” BA, UC Santa Cruz, MFA, Yale School of Drama.

Edwin Lee Gibson (Performer). 2017–2019 theatre credits: The Royale, Arizona Theatre Company; Turn Me Loose, Arena Stage (Washington, D.C.); Battlefield, Theatre Des Bouffes du Nord (Paris), National Theatre Studio (London) and international tour; 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas, Lookingglass Theatre Company (Chicago); and Beyond Caring, US premiere, Lookingglass Theatre Company (Chicago). Other selected theatre credits: Love and Information, US premiere, Minetta Lane Theatre/NYTW (NYC); The Royale, American Theatre Company (Chicago); The Seven, New York Theatre Workshop (NYC); The Diary of Black Men (London and Birmingham, UK); Five ’Til, Dixon Place (NYC); and The Death of Bessie Smith, New Brooklyn Theatre (NYC). TV: “Law & Order: SVU,” “Shameless,” “Chicago P.D.” and “Proven Innocent.” Film: The Visitor, Marshall, Mom and Dad, Sweet Tooth and Blood First. Mr. Gibson is the recipient of the O.B.I.E. (Off Broadway in Excellence) Award for Outstanding Performance. Detroit Red marks Mr. Gibson’s 105th professional theatre production.