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Video: My Journey from Marine to Actor — Adam Driver

Before he fought in the galactic battles of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Adam Driver was a United States Marine with 1/1 Weapons Company. He tells the story of how and why he became a Marine, the complex transition from soldier to civilian — and Arts in the Armed Forces, his nonprofit that brings theater to the military. Followed by a spirited performance of Marco Ramirez’s “I am not Batman” by Jesse J. Perez and Matt Johnson.

November 18, 2020 · 1 Comment

Video: “Black Boy” by Richard Wright

The American Place Theatre – Literature to Life Stage Presentation of Black Boy by Richard Wright.

June 14, 2020 · 1 Comment

Amiri Baraka: Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note

And now, each night I count the stars,
And each night I get the same number.
And when they will not come to be counted,
I count the holes they leave.

April 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Richard Wright: Haiku

I am nobody:
A red sinking autumn sun
Took my name away.

September 6, 2019 · 1 Comment

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