Keith David

Exclusive Interviews with Phylicia Rashad & The Cast Of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is currently captivating audiences at the Mark Taper Forum in downtown Los Angeles. Director Phylicia Rashad and her ensemble cast: Keith David, Glynn Turman, Damon Gupton, Jason Dirden and Lillias White speak exclusively to the L.A. Sentinel about the importance of continuing to produce August Wilson’s plays for the enlightenment of a younger generation.

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Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. – Executive Producer

Brandon I. Brooks – Producer

Zon D’Amour – Correspondent/Videographer/Editor

Director Phylicia Rashad Makes August Wilson’s Words Come Alive With ‘Ma Rainey’ 

In 2016, the way in which playwright August Wilson’s words remain so timely and poignant is almost eerie. Though written in 1982, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, which is set in 1920s Chicago, gives a peek into the complex personal and professional lives of musicians seeking to literally and figuratively have their voices heard.