Approached by a white stranger, offering a million dollars for the Civil Rights Movement, Baldwin invites this friend or foe to his room at midnight. They immediately spar like prize fighters trying not to get hit, but provocation leads to conflict and lust. Will both get what they want or will someone be exposed and left in a fetal ball of defeat?
With a former Off Broadway run at the Strawberry Theatre Festival and a debut in the nation’s capitol at The DC Black Theatre Festival, Jackson and the Sixth Fest are excited to once again present this prophet’s timeless perspective in New York.
“…what makes Baldwin’s Ni$$er such a rewarding theatrical experience is not this sensational twist but the adroit way the play as a whole teleports to us the brilliance of James Baldwin. For this much credit is due to..Reginald T. Jackson’s engrossing script…” DC METRO REVIEW
“A play well worth seeking out.” GUEST SCRIBE
About the Author:
In 1994 Mr. Jackson was named a National Shakespeare Pioneer by the New York Shakespeare Festival of the Joseph Papp Public Theater for HOUSE OF LEAR. He has also received a New York City Mayor’s Citation and an Arts and Cultural Foundation Award for his work in Arts-In-Education — teaching creative writing throughout the New York City School System.
His play STRAIGHT BOYS was named the best gay play of the decade by the New York City Gay Cable Network. He was commissioned to write and direct a musical on the life of Aretha Franklin, “ARETHA: Queen of Soul” by the St. Pauli Theater of Hamburg Germany, and a musical based on 70’s R&B group, The Emotions, BIGGER THAN BUBBLE GUM, for Lincoln Center. His play, LOVESICKNESS has been used as a teaching tool at NYU. His Books THIS MORNING I WOKE UP BLACK and HEJIRA: From Cradle To Grave were both nominated for the 2008 AND 2009 Lambda Literary Foundation’s Poetry Award. They are both available through online book retailers.
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