|Actor Andre Holland Reads The End of White Supremacy - Live at 92Y on April 29|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 07:58 pm EDT 04/15/21|
|Actor André Holland Reads and Discusses
Saidiya Hartman's The End of White Supremacy:
An American Romance
Live at 92Y, With Limited Audience
And Available Online
Thursday, April 29, 7 pm, $20/$10 for students
New York, NY--April 15, 2021-- 92Y's Unterberg Poetry Center will present a Thursday, April 29, 7 pm program featuring critically-acclaimed actor André Holland, who will give a dramatic reading of Saidiya Hartman's The End of White Supremacy: An American Romance, followed by a conversation with the author.
The event is part of the 92nd Street Y's "Almost Home" spring mini-season; For each "Almost Home" performance, 92Y will sell up to 150 in-person tickets in the 905-seat Kaufmann Concert Hall, with additional tickets available online.
The End of White Supremacy: An American Romance is a dramatic monologue that retells and riffs on W.E.B. Du Bois's "The Comet" - a work of speculative fiction that imagines how it might be possible to nurture "a hope not hopeless, even if not hopeful" after environmental catastrophe befalls New York City and (temporarily) breaks the stranglehold of racism. "The Comet" was originally published in Du Bois's Darkwater, a collection of autobiographical writings, essays, songs and stories published in 1920.
Hartman's Wayward Lives: Beautiful Experiments won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2019. "Her work is gorgeous and heartbreaking," wrote Daphne A. Brooks, Yale University Professor of African American and Theater Studies. "It is scholarship as art imbued with a kind of discursive simultaneity that yields both eulogy and possibility."
André Holland is widely known for his portrayal of "Kevin" in Moonlight, which won the Academy Award for "Best Picture" in 2017. He has also appeared in the films Selma and 42, among others. Holland starred as Dr. Algernon in the Cinemax series, The Knick and as Elliot Udo in Netflix's The Eddy. On stage, he starred in August Wilson's play Jitney, on Broadway in 2017.
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About 92nd Street Y: The 92nd Street Y (92Y) is a world-class center for the arts and innovation, a convener of ideas, and an incubator for creativity. 92Y offers extensive classes, courses and events online including live concerts, talks and master classes; fitness classes for all ages; 250+ art classes, and parenting workshops for new moms and dads. The 92nd Street Y is transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action all over the world. All of 92Y’s programming is built on a foundation of Jewish values, including the capacity of civil dialogue to change minds; the potential of education and the arts to change lives; and a commitment to welcoming and serving people of all ages, races, religions, and ethnicities. For more information, visit www.92Y.org .
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