Frederick Douglass Now (2021)

Director: Spike Lee

Writer(s): Roger Guenveur Smith

Starring: Roger Guenveur Smith, Jag Patel

Synopsis: Smith’s one-man show begins with the actor rapping from his own text, mashing up references to slavery and contemporary life in the U.S. The performance then segues to Smith quoting extracts from Douglass’ essays and letters, and returns to Smith’s own writing for the finale.

Release Date: Unknown | Length: Unknown | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: Unknown

Note: Original announcement. I haven’t seen any updates on this project but I did find a link to a live performance, from Grand Performances, of the play featuring Roger Guenveur Smith and Lula Washington.

 

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