Ta-Nehisi Coates isn’t just a force to be reckoned with in journalism, but now in the theater as well.
In April 2018, his best-selling, non-fiction book “Between the World and Me,” will be made into a multimedia performance shown at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem. Released in July of 2015, the work dug into the complicated race relations and racial injustice in America has won Coates the National Book Award and has made him a Pulitzer Prize finalist.
The showtime performance is sure to have the audience in awe with monologues of letters written to his son, video presentations and a score by jazz artist Jason Moran. Moran is a super talented musician having written scores for iconic Ava DuVerynay films such and “Selma” and “13th.”
The production will cast celebrities and new faces for the show and will be directed by Coates longtime friend, former classmate and current Apollo Theater executive producer, Kamilah Forbes.
Coates is known for his work as a correspondent for The Atlantic, where is write about social, political and racial issues in the United States. Coates will give creative direction throughout the making of the production, with a possibility of him making an appearance.