Anthology of Negro Poets

A Live Stream Event

Anthology of Negro Poets

Original Curation by Arna Bontemps

Directed by Kenna J. Moore

Featuring Justin William Davis, Renaldo McClinton, Tommye Myrick, Constance Thompson, and LeBaron Thorton


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 at 7:30PM CST*

In 1954, native Louisianian Arna Bontemps produced and edited Anthologies of Negro Poets, an album recording composed of six of the 20th century's most esteemed Black poets. Inspired by this album, Le Petit will produce a unique, live-streamed staged reading experience that “pulses with the spirit of a people demanding their right to be heard.” 


PURCHASE TICKETS VIA WEBSITE

PURCHASE TICKETS THROUGH FACEBOOK EVENTS

This is a virtual event. Ticket holders who purchase through the website will receive a unique access link via email on October 5.

*Ticket holders unable to attend at the time of the premiere will receive access to view the performance after the October 5.

 

CAST

  • Justin William Davis as Langston Hughes
  • Renaldo McClinton as Claude McKay
  • Tommye Myrick as Margaret Walker
  • Constance Thompson as Gwendolyn Brooks
  • LeBaron Thorton as Sterling A. Brown

CREATIVE TEAM

  • Original Curation by Arna Bontemps
  • Directed by Kenna J. Moore
  • Production Manager: James Lanius III
  • Stage Manager: Kit Sternberger
  • Director of Photography: Nick Shamblott
  • Camera Operator: Zuri Obie
  • Sound and Video Design: Ghazi Gamali
  • Props and Costumes: Tiera Patterson