The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute is partnering with Sixty-Six Theater Co, CBG Arts, Inglewood Theatre Group, and Brandon Rainey to present a live stream staged reading of the powerful new play, Hello America.
Written and directed by Brandon Rainey, Hello America features an incredible cast of Black actors telling a hilarious yet emotional story of identity, masculinity, fatherhood, and love using creative storytelling, monologue, music and film. The play is inspired by “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf”, “For Black Boys Who Have Considered Homicide When the Streets Were Too Much” and the episode “Papa’s Got a Brand New Excuse” from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Hello America earned attention at sold-out workshop performances at Greenway Court Theater, USC, and UCLA.
The performance will be live streamed from the Marilyn Monroe Theatre in West Hollywood, California on Friday, June 5th at 8:00pm PST. Head to www.sixtysixtheater.com/shows to tune in.