Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Stogie Kenyatta’s One-Man Show

'The World is My Home - The Life & Times of Paul Robeson'
& the Young Women’s Drumming Empowerment Project
The show has been one of the most in-demand performances on college campuses across the US and the Caribbean.

Friday, June 20, 7:00 PM

Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater,
Washington DC Jewish Community Center
1529 16th Street NW
Washington DC 20036
(4 blocks from Dupont Circle, 16th & Q Streets)

a benefit for Youth Leadership Support Network

Stogie Kenyatta brings a unique interpretation to the stage,where he majestically captures the essence of Paul Robeson. Portraying 10 characters he chronologically takes us thru the life of history's 1ST Black renaissance man & one of America's most complex, brilliant citizens.

Magnificently performed without intermission, with props, several wardrobe changes & an inspiring finger-snapping Jazz, Bebop,Gospel, Big band soundtrack. The play opens as Robeson's father, a 15 year old runaway slave, rides the underground railroad to freedom. As laugh -out loud funny & 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.

Tickets $20
For more info: (202) 316-4403

Youth Leadership Support Network is a violence prevention, arts, education, media and training network based in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to empower youth to express themselves and have a voice in society through intergenerational and diverse leadership opportunities and civic engagement. Now in it’s 10th year, YLSN has worked with nearly twenty thousand youth, hundreds of musicians and artists, dozens of media mentors and networked with sister organizations around the block and around the world.

Help Sponsor this gala event, please email by Thursday, June 19th so you can be included in the program.
Your support will help produce the show and provide free tickets to area youth. All sponsors will be listed in official programs and publicity. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Proceeds go to Youth Leadership Support Network programming. That programming includes workshops later this summer about media and photography, and connecting young people with mentors in the arts. If you are interested in becoming a mentor for burgeoning young artists, please contact Kendra Penry.

For more information:
Youth Leadership Support Network
PO Box 5372
Takoma Park MD 20913
(202) 316-4403

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