The World is my Home: The Life of Paul Robeson, a one-man show about African-American artist/activist Paul Robeson, will be performed at the Santa Monica Playhouse beginning Sunday, July 24 through Sunday, July 31.
Performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. July 24, 8 p.m. Saturday, July 30 and 7 p.m. Sunday, July 31 at the playhouse, 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica.
The World is my Home was written and is performed by Jamaican born Stogie Kenyatta. Robeson was an American concert singer who became known for his activism during the civil rights movement.
Kenyatta says Robeson’s life’s work celebrates “our common humanity as he fought globally for social justice.”
“Armed with nothing more than the strength of his convictions and his vision of a world where men live as brothers; his message was his life,” says Kenyatta. “He shows us that in spite of our differences, we still have more in common than we do in conflict.”
Kenyatta was classically trained at the African American Studio in Harlem, NY, the Henry St. Settlement and Al Fann Theatrical Ensemble.
As a writer he has written seven screenplays, several of which have been optioned. Kenyatta calls The World is my Home the most challenging performance of his career and the piece of work of which he is most proud. The show had its first performance at the National Civil Rights Museum, which led to a series of shows in St. Thomas & St. Croix sponsored by the Board of Education of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Tickets are $20. Tickets can be purchased online at http://SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com, or by calling (310) 394-9779 ext.1. All proceeds benefit the Santa Monica Playhouse Save the Playhouse Campaign.