Stogie Amir Kenyatta

Stogie Kenyatta brings a unique interpretation to the life and times of Paul Robeson and captures the essence of the man. He portrays ten characters and takes us through the life of history's first Black Renaissance man and one of America's most complex, brilliant and mistreated citizens. The play opens as Robeson's father, a 15-year-old runaway slave, rides the Underground Railroad to freedom. Kenyatta uses poetry, satire, music, comedy and storytelling to introduce us to the scholar, actor, singer, athlete, political activist and loving husband that was Robeson. His portrayal reveals the charm, wit and frailties of a life filled with triumphant achievement and the tragedy of hopes unfulfilled. [+]