I’m a black woman writing musical theater. In case it’s not blatantly apparent from what is current on and off Broadway…..it’s not easy for people of color writers, and nearly impossible for women of color. My writing partner Troy Anthony and I have been offered the opportunity to share our new musical THE RIVER IS ME, at Feinstein’s/54 Below on Tuesday, August 15th at 930pm–ONE NIGHT ONLY!!
This is actually a HUGE deal because they do a show every single night and have for years and of that roster, I’m one of only a few black musical theater authors. If anyone has about $25 dollars and the desire to support a couple of black, up-and-coming-and-hungry-and-smart musical theater writers who are writing a musical about a black boy lynched for whistling at a white woman in 1955 Mississippi who comes back to life as the super hero he dreamed about when he was a living boy, PLEASE COME THROUGH! Let’s share the story of THE RIVER IS ME together and unseat fear and hate. Let’s show mainstream musical theater that people of color exist. Let’s see what an audience looks like when people of color are being honored by being considered by the writers and put in 3D character form on a stage. Come see THE RIVER IS ME now (i.e. August 🙂 ) and say you saw it “when!!”