Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival: featuring Theater of War
Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival: Discover the District is an annual weekend celebration of Downtown Brooklyn’s cultural community—and the artists, writers and performers who inspire the borough’s creative spirit. Throughout the weekend, acclaimed local arts organizations across the Brooklyn Cultural District will open their doors with exciting performances, talks, and tours, and present a host of free programming at The Plaza at 300 Ashland, including theater, poetry, dance, music, and other performances.
Full Schedule Coming Soon - Highlights include:
2:00:PM - 4:30PM
Theater of War Productions: Martin Luther King’s “The Drum Major Instinct”
Presented by the Brooklyn Public Library and directed by Bryan Doerries (Public Artist in Residence of the City of New York and found of Theater of War Productions), The Drum Major Instinct features actor Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale, Orange Is The New Black) reading King’s final sermon, a powerful, cautionary speech about the impulse in all humans to be first. The performance has the goal of generating powerful dialogue about racism, inequality, and social justice, fostering compassion, understanding, and positive action. Featuring original and arranged music sung by The Phil Woodmore Singers, a choir made up of police officers and their spouses, teachers, activists, and members of the faith community from St. Louis, Missouri.
Seating is limited - more info at bklynlibrary.org
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