Friday, May 27, 2022
CLOSE
 
Scott Becomes Youngest Black Playwright to Receive Sardi’s Portrait
By Margrira, Contributing Writer
Published May 5, 2022

Keenan Scott II (Courtesy Photo)

Broadway is changing — and the issues of diversity and inclusion continue to bring powerful, new voices to the forefront. One of those creatives is Broadway playwright, Keenan Scott II, who wowed audiences and critics, this year, with his punch-in-the-gut play, “Thoughts of a Colored Man.”

Producer Kandi Burruss recently announced that Scott will be the youngest African American playwright to be honored with a Sardi’s portrait – one of the most enduring and coveted theatrical traditions.

In the theater community, this is a great honor because Sardi’s is a Broadway institution and has amassed over 1,200 caricatures of famed faces,connected to the theatre industry with approximately 900 portraits on display. Scott’s portrait will go up at Sardi’s in the next few months.

ADVERTISEMENT

“I can’t tell you how proud it makes me that our brilliant Keenan’s face will be up on the walls of Sardi’s alongside incredible luminaries from the theater community – present and past,” said producer Burruss. “It is truly an honor both for Keenan and our show, ‘Thoughts of a Colored Man.’”

When “Thoughts of a Colored Man”opened on Oct. 13, 2021, it made history as the first Broadway show to be written, directed by, starring and lead produced by Black men.

Scott was chosen to be a part of the 2021 TED Fellow cohort to be among a global community of artists, inventors and scientists. His latest work, “The Migration LP, and new original musical, “The Return of Young Boy, is currently being developed at New York Stage & Film, while his other stage plays are in various stages of development.

He is a part of the creative team of the miniseries, “A Luv Tale by Sidra Smith,” now on BET+. He is also developing an array of projects for television and film, currently developing a pilot with UCP of NBCUniversal and adapting a novel by JJ Bola called “The Selfless Act of Breathing with BRON Studios.

ADVERTISEMENT
Categories: Entertainment | Theater
Tags: | | | |

Get the Los Angeles Sentinel App!



Since 1933 The Voice of Our Community Speaking for Itself.
89 Years of LA Sentinel.
Black News.
SEARCH:    

LA Sentinel
in your pocket:





TOS-Cookbook-Web

LA Watts Times

 
© 2022 Los Angeles Sentinel All Rights Reserved • A Bakewell Media Publication

AboutArchivesContact UsCorrections & MisprintsMedia Kit

Terms of ServicePrivacy Policy

LA Watts TimesTaste of Soul

Close / I'm already on the list

Subscribe Today!

Don't be limited anymore! Subscribe Now »

** Existing subscribers, please Login / Register for Digital »

Subscribe to The Los Angeles Sentinel for only $5.99 $3.99 per month, with 1 month free!

Relax in comfort each week as you read the printed newspaper on your own time, delivered weekly to your home or office. This subscription also includes UNLIMITED DIGITAL ACCESS for all of your devices. Includes FREE shipping! One easy payment of $3.99/month gets you:

Subscribe Now »