Wednesday March 3, 2010 | Call Mr. Robeson & Story SlamMarch 2, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments
Part One: Call Mr. Robeson
We’ll take a look at the life of a controversial black activist seen through the eyes of Tayo Aluko. At the age of 33, Aluko discovered the history of Paul Robeson, famous singer and actor whose activism for civil rights had him branded as a traitor in his own country. Aluko was so moved by Robeson’s life that he made the story into a one man show. He’s been taking the show around the world, and it’s here in Charlotte this weekend.
Tayo Aluko – Writer and sole performer of Call Mr Robeson: A Life with Songs
- Ticket info | Call Mr. Robeson is at the Booth Playhouse Saturday March 6th
- Tayo Aluko and Friends website
Part Two: Story Slam & Aphasia
We’ll learn about a new arts group that is supporting homegrown work across a spectrum of artistic mediums. Story Slam presents original poetry, prose, plays, screenplays and more and it’s the brainchild of longtime theatre veteran, Mark Woods. Mr. Woods is a founding member of the former Charlotte Repertory Theatre. He’s joined by Jim Gloster, a local writer and director who has written a screenplay called Aphasia, which is based on a real life Charlottean. Aphasia is the first Story Slam piece that will be fully produced into a motion picture. Woods and Gloster join us to talk about Story Slam and Aphasia.
Mark Woods – Team Member, Story Slam
Jim Gloster – Writer/Director, Aphasia