Stogie Kenyatta - Performs His Acclaimed Broadway Style One-Man
"The World is My Home-The Life & Times of Paul Robeson."
Stogie Kenyatta brings a unique interpretation to the stage,where he
majestically captures the essence of the man. Portraying 10
characters he chronologically takes us thru the life of history's
1ST Black renaissance man & one of America's most complex,
brilliant & mistreated citizens.
(PRWEB) February 10, 2005 -- Magnificently performed w/o
intermission with props, several wardrobe changes & an inspiring
soundtrack. The play opens as Robesons father, A 15 yr old runaway
slave, rides the underground railroad to freedom. As entertaining as
it is educational, Kenyatta ages from a 5 year old Paul, to the 70
yr old, world weary warrior that the blacklisted Robeson had become.
The show covers the Harlem Renaissance, with music from Duke
Ellington, Coltrane, Johnny Hartman, Fats Waller, Cab Calloway &
Robeson himself. Kenyatta uses poetry, satire, comedy, singing &
brilliant storytelling to introduce us to the scholar, actor,
singer, athlete,activist that was Robeson. Kenyatta's portrayal
reveals the charm, wit, passion, & human frailties of a life
filled with triumphant achievement & the tragedy of hopes
Robeson's life exemplified all the qualities that our society holds
dear & all the courage & compassion that make America great.
This son of a preacherman's life transcended race & nationality.
His dream for a colorblind society,shaped his belief that, if you
accept the fatherhood of God; you must accept the brotherhood of
man. He spoke out against the holocaust, visited the Warsaw ghettos
in Poland & recorded anti-nazi songs in Yiddish. Before he was
blacklisted by the H.U.A.C. hearings, he recieved numerous awards
& a mountain in Moscow was named in his honor.
This show serves as a classy, cultural artistic centerpiece &
complements any social agenda. Our objective is that the show will
inspire an appreciation for diversity & propel it's audience to
greater success & guide them to a more nobel life. The show is
currently touring colleges, art festivals, & special corporate
Jamaican born & Brooklyn bred, Stogie Kenyatta shows his
tremendous range as an actor in this tour de force performance. A
classically trained character actor with leading man looks; at
6'4" - 220lbs of athletic muscle, he bears a strong physical as
well as facial resemblance to Robeson. While his voice is no match
for Robeson's bass baritone, it more than adequately serves the
Kenyatta has amassed over 25 TV & Film credits from sit-coms,
soap operas, to guest starring on the CBS series JAG. He has
performed in Europe, Tokyo, Japan & Okinawa. He was recently
invited to perform the Paul Robeson show in West Africa, at the Pan
African Film Festival. His wit & sarcasm serves him well as a
working stand up comedian and screenwriter. However his one-man show
on Paul Robeson is the work for which he is most proud.
Cerritos College (2-1-05)
Ball State Univ. (2-4-05)
Florida A & M (2-14-05)
N. Carolina Charlotte (2-17-05)
California Baptist Univ (3-20-05)
Cheyney Univ. of Penn. (4-4-05)
Lincoln University (4-7-05)
For Woldwide Bookings Contact:
Nicholas Anderson, Esq.
Kingston Rose, Inc 310 967 5924
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