“Larry Powell… capturing the inner
conflict of this complicated man”
“Larry Powell as Young Clark delivers a
strong performance, deeply nuanced
and weighed down with the burden...”
**My first time replacing the lead a week before opening. I had NINE Days to prepare a very demanding role. God is Love and if it wasn't for the Grace, Mercy, and Favor! Thrilling Experience!
THE FLOWER THIEF
"Powell shines as Elegba, so sinewy and assured in movement, yet with eyes that subtly speak of the character’s vulnerability and longing." -Baltimore Sun
ELEGBA in BROTHERS SIZE by Tarell Alvin McCraney at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore, MD. Directed by Derek Goldman.
2011 THEATRICAL HIGHLIGHT!
Some of the Bronzeville Family
(L to R: CeCe Antionette, Jeff Manabat, Adenrele Ojo, Dwain Perry)
I had the blessing of reprising my NAACP Theatre Award Nominated role in an Encore production of the Critically Acclaimed BRONZEVILLE, the first play I did out of Carnegie Mellon. The brilliant twist to this remount is that it's being done in Lone Pine, CA at a place called MANZANAR. Manzanar is the first Japanese American internment camp turned into a National Park in the 90's. Since BRONZEVILLE is set in 1940's Downtown LA (Little Tokyo) and is about the internment of the Japanese Americans, among other social issues, this was bound to be a powerful experience. And it was.
The first piece you see when you walk into the Manzanar Museum... which is where we built the set and performed Bronzeville. Yep, right in the center of all of these sobering exhibits.
To Experience THIS powerful play on these powerful grounds... what a great time we had. Truly felt my potential and calling as an Artist. To do work that TRULY speaks to oneness and healing in the global community. Thank You Manzanar! Thank You Bronzeville!
Me paying homage in the Manzanar Cemetery to the "Soul Consoling Tower"