Whereas Omari Hardwick is an outstanding actor, the POWER star has a lot extra to supply the world. Not solely does he kill the large and small display, however will quickly be showcasing his a number of different abilities on-stage in a brand new one-man present positive to break your preconceived notions concerning the beautiful main man.
The award-winning thespian is about to star in The Billie Vacation Theatre’s HerO: A Work in Progress, the place he’ll showcase his abilities as a poet, musician and extra.
“Omari Hardwick avails himself of the inventive algorithm and platform of RestorationArt with The Billie Vacation Theatre, innovating on the one-man-show, as HerO blends storytelling, poetry, rap, pictures, video and dwell music,” reads the press launch. “His private journey as a Black man in America connects to matters which can be driving nationwide conversations in the 21st century in America: gun violence, relationships, and Black fatherhood.”
Written by Hardwick together with co-writer Grant Sullivan, HerO: A Work in Progress is directed by the Government Director of RestorationART and The Billie Vacation Theatre, Indira Etwaroo, and can present for one night time solely.
“‘A true journeyman can by no means be too forgiving. For that’s how and why they’re ready to journey,’ is a through-line of HerO that has emerged from my life,” shared Hardwick. “To give you the chance to launch this journey of my very own one-man present that I hope will journey with me and evolve over the following decade at The Billie Vacation Theatre, theater residence to the biggest Black neighborhood in the nation – as a Black artist, that’s very particular.”
Etwaroo shared his pleasure over the mission as effectively.
“Once I was approached about this work and had the prospect to hear Mr. Hardwick specific his imaginative and prescient to convey this story to the sacred area of theater, I used to be moved not solely by the facility of the story, however the poeticism infused all through the narrative. Working with such a passionate staff of individuals to convey this story to the stage is a testomony to the importance of Black artists and Black-led establishments coming collectively to current work by us, about us and for us.”
HerO: A Work in Progress can be offered one night time solely in two performances on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 7 pm and at 9 pm at The Billie Vacation Theatre, 1368 Fulton Road, Brooklyn, NY 11216.
Tickets at the moment are accessible for $20 at www.thebillieholiday.org.