Apr. 26-Jul. 25: NYTW to Stream Aleshea Harris’ BROTHER, BROTHER Starring André De Shields, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Amari Cheatom, and Owen Tabaka

Aleshea Harris’ Brother, Brother, directed by Shayok Misha Chowdhury and starring André De Shields, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Amari Cheatom and Owen Tabaka, will stream from April 26-July 25 as part of New York Theatre Workshop’s artistic instigator project. 

André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang

Jim and Wally are brothers traveling Appalachia by two-seater bicycle, stopping to play shows on their way to make it big in Tennessee. When a man in a maroon suit starts following them, they come face-to-face with their pasts. Playwright Aleshea Harris and director & former NYTW 2050 Fellow Shayok Misha Chowdhury’s haunting illustrated audio play chronicles the winding road toward success. Featuring Affrilachian fiddle music from Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton and the stunning visual imaginations of Ibrahim Rayintakatha and Liang-Hsin Huang.

Tickets are $10 and are available now at NYTW.ORG

New York Theatre Workshop recently launched a digital archive, giving NYTW Members and Repeat Defenders a free all-access pass to stream many of the 2020/21 Artistic Instigator season’s theatrical experiences on-demand. The archive launched with a special sneak peek work-in-process sharing of The Talking Circles, written and performed by Martha Redbone & Aaron Whitby. Other projects that are available to stream via the archive include What the Hell is a Republic, Anyway?; The Seagull on The Sims 4; Pinching Pennies with Penny Marshall; The Cooking Project; and The Wright Stuff. The NYTW Digital Archive can be viewed at www.nytw.org/streams. NYTW Memberships begin at $20/month and are available at NYTW.org or 212-460-5475.

While the Artistic Instigators are supported in their exploration of form and content, audiences will be invited to experience the evolution of the work through work-in-process sharings and behind-the-scenes conversations with artists. NYTW is asking audiences to take a leap. What it promises in return is a front-row seat to the unfolding of this experiment-and that the definition of a “front-row seat” will shift throughout the year. Some events will be exclusively virtual experiences while others may take place in person-when it is possible to do so with appropriate safety measures.

For tickets and more information about these projects and the Artistic Instigators, please visit www.nytw.org.

NYTW Presents Aleshea Harris’ BROTHER, BROTHER Starring André De Shields, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Amari Cheatom, and  Owen Tabaka; and Kristina Wong, SWEATSHOP OVERLORD 

Playbill: André De Shields Will Star in Stream of Aleshea Harris’ Brother, Brother for New York Theatre Workshop

Broadwayworld: André De Shields & More to Star in NYTW Spring Programming, Featuring Work by Aleshea Harris and Kristina Wong

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