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    Kenny Leon: In Conversation with Phylicia Rashad

    Kenny Leon came from humble beginnings and didn't grow up with theater in his life. So, how did he become such a transformative figure in the field?

    Monday, Jun 18, 2018 7:00 - 8:00 PM @ DuSable Museum
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    Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad
    LaRoyce Hawkins Performs "Toledo"
    Chisom Chima Performs "Tonya" from King Hedley II
    Nia Sarfo Performs "Molly" from Joe Turner’s "Come and Gone"
    Blindspotting: Examining Social Justice Through Art
    Kenny Leon
    Tony Award–Winning Director
    Phylicia Rashad
    Actress & Director
    CONVERSATION - Conversations are panel discussions that provide an in-depth, up-to-the-minute look at a single topic. Featuring three to four thought leaders and an expert moderator, Conversations consist of a 60-minute discussion, followed by 15 minutes of audience q-and-a.

    Beloved Broadway director Kenny Leon has brought some of the most important plays of our time to the stage, including originals like the Tupac musical Holler If You Hear Me and such revivals as A Raisin in the Sun and August Wilson’s Fences, which earned ten Tony nominations and three wins. He’s also responsible for creating a more inclusive space in theater, showcasing black stories and performers in a new and groundbreaking ways.

    He’s also worked in film, directed Hairspray and The Wiz live on TV, and is the author of the new memoir Take You Wherever You Go. Learn more about his journey from a dirt-road house without electricity to winning a Tony Award in this candid conversation and Q&A with his longtime collaborator Phylicia Rashad.

    Monday, Jun 18, 2018 7:00 - 8:00 PM
    DuSable Museum
    740 East 56th Place, Chicago, IL 60637
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