ONE Musicfest has partnered with The Apollo Theatre and The Collective Culture to present one of the most important cultural moments of our time. The stage adaptation of Ta-Hehisi Coates’ critically acclaimed #1 Best Seller book, “Between the World & Me.”
Developed and directed by Apollo Theater Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes, the Atlanta cast will include, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Michael “Killer Mike” Render, Lynn Whitfield, Omar Dorsey and Ledisi, in addition to Tony-nominated actress Michelle Wilson (Sweat); actress Pauletta Washington (Philadelphia, Antwone Fisher); artist, poet, and TED Global Fellow Marc Bamuthi Joseph; and actor Greg Alverez Reid (Between the World and Me). Additional performers will be announced in the coming days. The production also features original music composed by MacArthur “Genius” Jason Moran and performed live by his trio, bassist Mimi Jones and drummer Nate Smith. Following
Based on the award-winning book by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me takes difficult but necessary conversations around Black life and death and places them center stage. A profound work that pivots from the biggest questions around racism and police violence to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Between the World and Me offers a powerful framework for understanding our nation’s history and asks: What is it like to inhabit a Black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me, both the book and the theatrical event is an eye-opening, emotional look inside these conversations.