WQXR’s Terrance McKnight spent an evening with the cast and creative team of the play Stick Fly, two weeks before its Broadway premiere.
Stick Fly cast member, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, discussing bringing real life experiences to his role:
Stick Fly cast member, Tracie Thoms, discussing dramatic roles for African-American women:
Actors Dulé Hill (The West Wing, Psych), Mekhi Phifer (ER), Tracie Thoms(Rent), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Seven Guitars), Condola Rashad(Ruined) and Rosie Benton joined playwright Lydia Diamond and directorKenny Leon discussed race and rivalry, class and family, and other themes explored in the highly anticipated contemporary comedy of manners.
“Stick Fly is one of those unique plays with a beauty that lies in its universality. Lydia Diamond is a master storyteller, combining humor with intellect. Her reach is as great as my friend August Wilson – her poetry and the world of the characters may differ, but the results are the same: an evening full of laughter and thought that keeps us talking long after we’ve left the theater. I love plays where everyone can find themselves in the story on stage.” Kenny Leon