In an original theatrical style combining blues, graphics and readings, this illustrated concert presents the first novel written by an African-American on everyday life in the segregationist United States in aural and visual form to be shared: Black Boy, by Richard Wright.
About the concert
Published in 1945, Black Boy was the first novel written by an African-American on everyday life in the segregationist United States. Richard Wright tells the story of his childhood as a young black shattered by racism and commonplace hatred. Confronted with injustice, extreme poverty and violence between Blacks and Whites, he manages to escape from the straitjacket in which others seek to bind him through his discovery of reading and writing.
In an original theatrical form that sees bluesman Olivier Gotti, graphic artist Benjamin Flao and actor Jérôme Imard take to the stage, this performance at the crossroads of three art forms presents a major 20th century masterpiece to be heard, seen and shared through a message of light and emancipation.
A joint production Théâtre du Mantois and Festival Blues sur Seine with the support of SPEDIDAM, Adami and Collectif 12
- Olivier Gotti: musical composition, Lapsteel guitar and vocals
- Benjamin Flao: performer-graphic artist
- Jérôme Imard: adaptation, design, staging and acting
- Eudes Labrusse: artistic and adaptation input
- Duration: 01:15
- Place: Théâtre Claude Lévi-Strauss
The Sunday 27 January 2019 at 17:00
- Handicap moteur
- Public: All publics
- Categorie : Concerts
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