Apollo Theater Presents
Between The World And Me
A World Premiere Theatrical Performance
Book by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Developed and Directed by Kamilah Forbes
Original Score by Jason Moran
Dramaturgy by Talvin Wilks
Dramaturgy and Adaptation by Lauren A. Whitehead
Produced by the Apollo Theater in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Co-Commissioned by the Apollo Theater and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Monday, April 2nd*
Special Guest Performances By
Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Jason Moran, Piano
Mimi Jones, Bass
Nate Smith, Drums
In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me,” offers a powerful framework for understanding our nation’s history, the idea of race, and current crisis.
The live performance event will be a presentation of excerpted selections, read monologue-style by notable guest artists with newly composed music by pianist Jason Moran (“Selma,” “Netflix’s 13th,” Apollo Presents Harlem Nights/U Street Lights), direction by Apollo Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes (Broadway’s Stickfly, NBC’s “The Wiz”), and interactive visual storytelling by projection media artists.
NO LATE SEATING!
Please arrive 45 minutes early for your performance. All performances have a strict No Late Seating Policy. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of House Management.
*all artists subject to change