Watch: Signature Theatre to Present Reunion Reading of Suzan-Lori Parks’ THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD Featuring Brittany Bellizeare, William DeMeritt, Patrena Murray, Reynaldo Piniella, Julian Rozzell, Roslyn Ruff, Mirirai Sithole, David Ryan Smith, Daniel J. Watts, Jamar Williams, and Amelia Workman

Signature Theatre will present a free virtual reunion reading of the Obie Award-winning Signature Theatre production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead by Pulitzer Prize winner and Residency 1 playwright Suzan-Lori Parks as part of their SigSpace virtual programming.

Patrena Murray, Jamar Williams, Daniel J. Watts, Reynaldo Piniella, and David Ryan Smith in Suzan-Lori Parks’ The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, at the Pershing Square Signature Center. (© Joan Marcus)

Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz and featuring Brittany Bellizeare, William DeMeritt, Patrena Murray, Reynaldo Piniella, Julian Rozzell, Roslyn Ruff, Mirirai Sithole, David Ryan Smith, Daniel J. Watts, Jamar Williams, and Amelia Workman, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead will broadcast on Wednesday, October 27th at 6PM EDT. Following the reading Suzan-Lori Parks, Lileana Blain-Cruz, and the cast will participate in a talkback. To attend this free event via virtual stream RSVP at signaturetheatre.org/dlbm-reunion. The reading (no talkback) will be available to stream on demand until October 31st 6PM EDT.

Click here to stream the limited release.

Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead, which was produced during Signature atre’s 2016-2017 season, is a spell-binding theatrical event that weaves audiences through the life and repeated death of the last Black man in the world, using poetry, historical fiction, and Biblical references to challenge deep-seated archetypes of Black life. Born out of the company’s desire to come together as we approach an important presidential election in what has been one of the most racially tumultuous years in recent history, Parks’ work is as sharp, soul-stirring and urgent as ever.

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs. All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2020 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

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