Stage and screen star Taye Diggs, most recently on Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will make his directorial debut with industry readings of Keenan Scott II’s Thoughts of a Colored Man on a Day When the Sun Set Too Early.
Featuring music by Madison McFerrin and choreography by Jenny Parsinen, the play with music will be presented November 16–17 at Ripley-Grier in New York City.
The cast will include Blake Russell as Passion, Chad Goodridge as Love, Reynaldo Piniella as Lust, James T. Lane as Happiness, Carvens Lissaint as Anger, Forrest McClendon as Depression, Benton Greene as Despair, and Charles E. Wallace as Wisdom with dancers Hollie Wright and Dionne Figgins, vocalist McFerrin, and percussionist William Catanzaro.
Thoughts of a Colored Man takes a look at eight men as they “struggle to find their identity beyond the limitations, stereotypes, and obstacles that the world attempts to place on them based on the color of their skin. In an effort to better understand the human experience, they openly discuss love, race, education, family, and history,” according to press notes.
The team for Thoughts of a Colored Man also includes casting director James Calleri and General Manager Foresight Theatrical.
Brian Moreland produces. For more information visit thoughtsofacoloredman.com.