Famend playwright, poet and satirist Ishmael Reed takes intention on the New York Metropolis artwork world with The Slave Who Beloved Caviar, his new play concerning the life and profession of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe will host two on-line readings of this new work, at 7PM EST on March 20 and 21, 2021. The readings are directed by Rome Neal.Reed’s latest play The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda – an epic theatrical rebuttal to the Broadway blockbuster Hamilton – was a shock hit that launched a nationwide dialogue concerning the Founding Fathers’ slaveholding and mistreatment of indigenous individuals.On this new work, Reed examines the racism directed at Basquiat, and the ways in which Andy Warhol, the artwork institution and the style trade exploited and profited from Basquiat’s artistry.Reed’s new play additionally questions why racism towards Basquiat was allowed to masquerade as “Artwork Criticism”, and explores how Basquiat’s remedy implicates the New York Metropolis artwork world.A MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship winner, Ishmael Reed has premiered a number of performs on the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, together with Life Among the many Aryans, The Last Model, Physique Elements, Hubba Metropolis, The Preacher and The Rapper and C Above C Above Excessive C, in addition to the sold-out 2019 run of The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda (which prolonged 3 times and garnered protection from The New Yorker, Time, Vice, The New York Instances and NPR).The web readings will probably be streamed reside by the Nuyorican Poets Cafe through Zoom, YouTube and Fb. Viewers can RSVP and entry the Zoom hyperlink at bit.ly/ReedMarch20 (for the March twentieth studying) or at bit.ly/ReedMarch21 (for the March 21 studying).To stream the occasion on Fb or YouTube, viewers can go to facebook.com/nuyoricanpoets or youtube.com/nuyoricanpoetscafe. For extra details about the Nuyorican Poets Cafe’s on-line applications, please go to nuyorican.org.