The production will take viewers to the summer of 1966 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s unknown protégé Stokely Carmichael sparked a new demand during the last great march of the Civil Rights Movement.
The Trinidad-born revolutionary, later known as Kwame Touré, rose to prominence in the “Black Power” movement, a phrase he credited for popularizing.
He was as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), then the “Honorary Prime Minister” of the Black Panther Party, and lastly a leader of the All-African Peoples Revolutionary Party.
“If a nation fails to protect its citizens, then that nation cannot condemn those who take up the task themselves.”
Directed by Jennifer Knight, POWER! is written by and stars Labrone in second solo show.
Labrone received international recognition for his first solo show, Right to Remain… Tupac Shakur, which he performed in 2011 at the Tara Theatre in London and at the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival.
POWER! will run July 11-25. See details below.
Saturday, July 11, 2015 – 7:45 PM
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 – 10:05 PM,
Sunday, July 19, 2015 – 2:15 PM
Thursday, July 23, 2015 – 6:00 PM
Saturday, July 25, 2015 – 10:30 PM
Gallaudet University: Eastman Studio Theatre
800 Florida Ave NE
Washington, DC, 20002