Native Son (stage play)


All I can say is, what a great opportunity. I was cast as Mr Britten in the stage play Native Son, Opening Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at the Paul Robeson Theatre, in Buffalo, NY. I was tipped off to the casting by a former co-star of a previous stage play on Facebook and immediately emailed my resume and head-shot. A few days later I had an audition and was given the role. As soon as I began rehearsals I realized I was working with some great talent. I didn’t know much about the book or play but was very interested in being a part of it.

I was excited to work for the first time in a production at the Paul Robeson Theatre, in the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209. I had attended on of the plays in the Fall and was very impressed with the whole experience. Although attending was part of an assignment for my Theatre class at University at Buffalo, I had to write about, it was an absolute pleasure and was more interested in future plays. Little did I know 2 months later I would be in one. I’m very happy to be a part of this and look forward to this season. Hope to see you there! For tickets | Facebook event page


Native Son written by Nambi E. Kelley adapted from the novel by Richard Wright and Directed by Artistic Director Paulette D. Harris.

Here’s a sneak peek at the cast:

Rehearsal clips from Paul Robeson Theatre Production of Native Son by Nambi E. Kelley Adapted from The Novel by Richard Wright

Do you remember reading Native Son in High School? Well come and be re-live the experience at Paul Robeson Theatre…..Opening Friday, Jan. 18, 2019…”Native Son” written by Nambi E. Kelley adapted from the novel by Richard Wright and Directed by Artistic Director Paulette D. Harris and starring Alphonso Walker Jr. Augustus Donaldson Madeline E. Allard Shawn Patrick Greene Shawn Michael Edward Robinson John Warzel Debbi DavisJanae Leonard and Deborah A. Krygier.


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Paul Robeson Theatre, under Director Paulette Harris, was nominated in several categories for the 2019 Artie Awards, presented in Buffalo on June 3, 2019.




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