The Black Clown is a world premiere music theater experience that fuses vaudeville, opera, jazz, and spirituals to bring Langston Hughes’ verse to life onstage and animate a Black man’s resilience against a legacy of oppression. The production features Davóne Tines (Crossing and Run AMOC! Festival) in the title role, an ensemble of twelve, and a new score by Michael Schachter (Run AMOC! Festival).
Adapted from Langston Hughes’ poem by Davóne Tines and Michael Schachter
Music by Michael Schachter
Music Direction by Jaret Landon
Choreography by Chanel DaSilva
Directed by Zack Winokur
Note: this piece contains racial slurs.