4-5-11: Kwame Kwei-Armah

April 5, 2011 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

  Last year, Tom Hall interviewed Kwame Kwei-Armah, a British playwright, poet, musician, actor, and activist, about the Centerstage production of his play Let There Be Love.

“Most cultures are remembered and even judged by their art.” Kwei-Armah said. “If I say Egypt, if I say Greece, if I say the Mayans, the images pop up not of their great accountants, not even of their generals often, but of their art. Artists…have the power to hold a mirror up to society and say, ‘This is what you look like. Are you pleased?’”

Kwei-Armah will be holding that mirror up to Baltimore later this year when he succeeds Irene Lewis as the artistic director of Centerstage. Today Tom asks him about his vision.


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