En Garde Arts

A Hill On Which To Drown

written by Kevin R. Free
directed by Zhailon Levingston
performed by André De Shields

Artist Bios

André De Shields (Performer) is celebrating a half-century in theater and at the age of 73 he won the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance in the role of Hermes in Anais Mitchell’s HADESTOWN.  He also recently received the Actors’ Equity Foundation’s 2019 Richard Seff Award; the inaugural Harlem Week Pride 50 Award; and a Certificate of Recognition from the New York City Mayor’s Office. https://www.andredeshields.com/

Kevin R. Free (Playwright) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work as an actor, writer, director, and producer has been showcased and developed in many places, including the Moth Radio Hour; Project Y; the Queerly Festival (of which he is now the curator), and The Fire This Time Festival, where he served as Producing Artistic Director, winning an Obie for his work in 2015. Full-length plays: Night of the Living N-Word!! (Overall Excellence in Playwriting, FringeNYC 2016); A Raisin in the Salad: Black Plays for White People (Eugene O’Neill Semi-Finalist 2013); AM I DEAD? (Commissioned by Flux Theater Ensemble); and The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual, or TRIPLE CONSCIOUSNESS.  Twitter: @kevinrfree More info: kevinrfree.com

Zhailon Levingston (Director) co-founded #WORDSONWHITE, an arts and activism campaign and is an artist-in-residence for Columbia Law School. Selected Credits: Neptune (Dixon Place; Brooklyn Museum); The Years That Went Wrong by David Zheng (The Lark); Chariot part 2 (SoHo Rep for The Movement Theatre Company). He was the associate director Runaways at The Public with Sam Pinkleton and is now the associate director for Primer for a Failed Super Power with Tony winner Rachel Chavkin.

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