As the sun rises on a single day in the pulsing heart of Brooklyn, seven Black men are about to discover the extraordinary – together. By Keenan Scott II, one of today’s boldest new voices, Thoughts of a Colored Man blends spoken word, slam poetry, rhythm, and humor into a daringly universal new play. Welcome to the vibrant inner life of being Black, proud, and thriving in the 21st century.
This richly theatrical mosaic shines brilliant light onto these men, a tight-knit brotherhood, revealing their most triumphant selves. Their vibrant and vulnerable experiences and feelings reverberate far beyond the barbershops and basketball courts of their community. They reveal the deeply human hopes, joys, sorrows, fears, and dreams of all men, all people.
The Thoughts of a Colored Man ensemble cast features Emmy Award-winning Dyllón Burnside (PBS’ “Prideland”), Bryan Terrell Clark (Hamilton), Da’Vinchi (Starz’s “Black Mafia Family”), Grammy Award® nominee Luke James (Showtime’s “The Chi”), Tony Award® nominee Forrest McClendon (The Scottsboro Boys), Grammy Award nominee Tristan Mack Wilds (HBO’s “The Wire”) and Esau Pritchett (“Prodigal Son”).
Thoughts of a Colored Man preview performances began October 1, 2021 at Broadway’s Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), and the Opening Night will take place October 13, 2021.